4 Types of Suction Aspirators

Posted by Sam D. Say

Mar 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Suction plays a critical role in numerous medical procedures. It’s also a key component of every tactical medical kit. Yet many first responders and other medical professionals are familiar with only one or two suction aspirators. In an emergency or when you collaborate with another agency, your familiarity with a wide range of suction equipment may be the most important factor in patient outcomes. Here are the types of suction aspirators you might encounter.

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Topics: Aspiration

When Should You Use an Emergency Aspirator?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 14, 2019 8:50:46 AM

An emergency aspirator can save lives. It can also be intimidating to patients, and first responders may be reluctant to use the device in the absence of clear indications. There is no reason to deny or delay suction to a patient who shows an obvious need. So when should you use an emergency aspirator? The short answer is that an emergency aspirator may be appropriate any time there is any sort of airway obstruction. Read about some of the most common usage indications below.

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Topics: Aspiration