4 Important Places Hospitals Need Portable Suction Machines

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 24, 2020 8:52:16 AM

For every 1,000 Americans, 423 made an emergency room visit to a community hospital in 2013. The population of the United States that year was 316.5 million, so when you do the math, that’s almost a whopping 134 million ER visits. This number doesn’t include millions of hospital inpatient stays or outpatient procedures, further emphasizing the importance—and challenges—of providing quality care every time someone walks in, or is wheeled in, the door.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Emergency medical suction

Why Durability Matters for Portable Suction Devices

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 22, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Healthcare costs in the United States are soaring. Americans spend more on healthcare than people in any other nation. Health systems, too, are struggling, facing enormous administrative costs and losing money when people cannot afford to pay their health bills. So it’s understandable that many agencies want to spend as little on medical equipment as possible. 

 

The challenge is that a few months or a few years down the line, they’re shelling out more cash. Cheap equipment is cheap for a reason. Durable equipment supports better patient care and may save you money over the long term.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, portable suction

Using the SALAD Technique with COVID-19 Patients

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 17, 2020 4:34:45 AM

 

As COVID-19, the virus that causes the novel coronavirus infection, continues to ravage the world, medical providers have had to change virtually everything about how they practice. Suctioning a patient is no exception. Providers once only had to weigh the risks and benefits of suctioning to the patient. Now they must also consider how suctioning might endanger their own health, and how it might imperil subsequent patients if they become infected. 

 

Airway suctioning can generate dangerous aerosols that effectively transmit the virus. In emergency scenarios, Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy and Airway Decontamination (SALAD) may offer a lower-risk alternative to traditional airway suctioning.

 

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness, Medical Suction

4 Types of Natural Disasters and Their Specific Injuries

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 15, 2020 12:07:29 PM

For many people there is nothing more beautiful than watching Mother Nature in action. Witnessing the raw power of 30 foot waves crashing against the beach or taking a boat down a winding river while it cuts its way through a valley can be amazing experience. Unfortunately, sometimes that raw power manifests itself as a natural disaster. The following is an overview of 4 types of natural disasters and the specific injuries that are common for a hospital to encounter.

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Topics: Hospital disaster preparation

Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 While Suctioning Patients

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 10, 2020 7:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Emergency medical suction, Medical Suction

3 Ways to Keep Hospital Power Loss from Crippling Patient Care

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 8, 2020 2:00:47 PM

If your hospital experiences a total power outage, you still need to provide patient care. You might be able to navigate the darkened rooms with a flashlight and emergency lighting, but how will you oxygenate that ventilated patient? How will you suction him?

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Topics: Hospital disaster preparation, Battery-powered suction

The Top 4 Reasons Hospitals Need Battery-Powered Aspirators

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 3, 2020 8:36:24 AM

Although most hospitals have in-wall suction, there are situations when rechargeable or alkaline battery-powered aspirators are a better alternative, or possibly even the only option. When those situations arise, you need to be confident that portable suction units are ready to operate and that they can provide the level of suction you need for any type of patient, including children and neonates.

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Prehospital Airway Suction Considerations for Seizures

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 1, 2020 7:15:00 AM

Seizures are a common emergency. First responders frequently encounter children having febrile seizures, epileptic seizures, and seizures due to brain anomalies such as dementia or brain lesions. In most cases, the seizure itself is not dangerous, but the medical condition that caused it may be. 

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Airway management

Updated CPR Guidelines for Individuals with COVID-19

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 27, 2020 7:00:00 AM

The rapid worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus has compelled many seemingly impossible choices: Hospital administrators have had to choose between forcing people to die alone and potentially spreading the virus to others; labor and delivery units must now weigh separating birthing people from their partners or risking transmitting the virus to others, including vulnerable infants. Perhaps one of the most challenging conundrums during this pandemic has been managing the simple realities of CPR. 

 

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently changed its CPR guidelines to respond to this emerging crisis. Here’s what you need to know.

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness, medical scenarios

What Flight Medics Need to Know About Airway Management During Transportation

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 25, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Flight medics face some of the highest job stress levels of any first responders. They are often responding to patients for whom seconds matter. In this rapidly changing environment, diligent airway management is critical, particularly for trauma survivors, neonates, and people with serious respiratory health conditions. 

 

The airway can decompensate quickly, so even if a patient is not experiencing respiratory distress at the first encounter, you must monitor their airway for the duration of the flight. Here’s what you need to know.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Airway management, Patient Transport