7 Factors to Consider When Purchasing A Medical Suction Machine

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 21, 2018 4:30:00 AM

A suction machine is a key component of any medical toolkit. In hospital settings, it prevents aspiration and protects the airway during medical procedures ranging from routine to revolutionary. SSCOR offers a range of suction devices for every agency and need.


The right suction machine is an investment in patients’ lives. Here are factors to consider when choosing the right device for your needs.

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Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Aspiration Pneumonia

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 17, 2018 4:30:00 AM


Aspiration pneumonia
has a mortality rate of 5%, and of 20% in populations with emphysema. The secretions patients aspirate are often contaminated with pathogens from the oral cavity, increasing the rate of morbidity and necessitating additional interventions and potentially long hospital stays. Prompt intervention is the key to preventing serious complications associated with aspiration pneumonia. Portable emergency suction can help prevent aspiration pneumonia, as well as its attendant complications.

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How To Use SSCOR's Free Medical Aspirator Test Kit

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 14, 2018 4:30:00 AM

A medical aspirator that fails to function can do serious harm. Even if the device doesn’t harm patients, it delays treatment, increasing morbidity. Inadequate suction is a major factor in aspiration and hypoxia. 

 

SSCOR’s free medical aspirator test kit offers a cost-effective, efficient way to minimize the problem of non-functioning suction devices.

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This Month in Emergency Preparedness News: Emergency Preparedness for Kids

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 8, 2018 4:30:00 AM

 

Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death among children under the age of 15, and when natural disasters strike, children are often the first casualties. The health and social costs of emergencies and natural disasters often last for years or even decades. Floods in South Asia, for instance, left 1.8 million children out of school. This presents the possibility that the floods may affect children for the rest of their lives.

 

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Summertime Natural Disasters: Be Prepared

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 6, 2018 4:30:00 AM

 

The total cost of natural disasters reached more than $300 billion worldwide in 2017. Catastrophes such as hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, floods, and earthquakes displace millions of people every year and send thousands to emergency departments. Climate change, increasingly crowded urban centers, and failing infrastructure all play a role in exacerbating the effect of these disasters, which show no sign of slowing down. Yet many EMS departments remain woefully unprepared. Don’t wait for a natural disaster to hit your area. The time to begin preparing is now.

 

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The Role of Suction in Near Drowning Emergencies

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 3, 2018 4:30:00 AM

 

About 10 people die by drowning each day in the U.S. alone. Thousands more are treated for nonfatal near-drowning incidents in emergency departments. Drowning is one of the leading causes of death among people ages 14 and under. When a person is injured in the water, seconds matter. Having the right portable suction machine available can reduce mortality and morbidity.

 

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Respiratory Assessment and the Elderly Patient

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 1, 2018 4:30:00 AM

Geriatric patients are more likely to experience respiratory emergencies such as pneumonia, aspiration, and severe respiratory infections. A range of physiological changes, including muscle atrophy, can make airway assessment and management more difficult.

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What to Look for Before Buying an Emergency Portable Suction Device

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 27, 2018 4:30:00 AM

A portable suction device is an indispensable part of your emergency medical kit. Airway management can save lives following drowning, traumatic injuries, respiratory infections, and numerous other injuries and ailments. The right portable suction device saves lives. The wrong portable suction device can be a source of endless frustration and may even injure patients’ airways.

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The Paramedic's Quick Guide to Advanced Airway Management in 2018

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 25, 2018 4:30:00 AM

Proper airway management in emergency medical settings can be life-saving and may prevent other complications, such as hypoxic brain injuries. Although most paramedics intuitively understand this, the stress of a high stakes emergency can make it difficult to provide skillful, quality care. Complications are common but largely preventable. Here is your quick-start guide to advanced airway management in 2018.

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The Future of Mobile Dentistry

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 23, 2018 4:30:00 AM

Emergency preparedness plans frequently focus on natural disasters, mass violence, war, and everyday emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes. Yet tooth decay is one of the most common diseases worldwide. Not only is tooth decay painful, but it can also lead to life-threatening complications, including endocarditis and brain infection. Mobile dentistry plays a key role in preventing and managing dental emergencies.

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