3 Ways to Increase the Performance of Your Portable Suction Device

Posted by Scott Eamer

Oct 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM

 

Users of battery powered portable suction devices often comment that it “sucks”. This can be interpreted two ways–either negatively or positively. When the negative sentiment applies, there’s no need to despair or throw the unit across the room

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Topics: Battery-powered suction, Airway management, Medical Suction

Purchasing Replacement Batteries for Your Portable Suction Device

Posted by Scott Eamer

Oct 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The majority of portable suction devices are powered by sealed lead acid batteries. While this type of battery uses stable and reliable chemistry, it can lose capacity over time and require replacement. When buying a replacement battery for your portable suction device, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

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Topics: Battery-powered suction, Emergency medical suction, Airway management, Medical Suction

Does Your Hospital Need a Separate Plan for Every Internal Disaster?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM

An internal disaster can occur in many forms, from a fire in the hospital’s kitchen, to a chemical spill, to a bomb threat. With the multitude of potential hazards, developing a plan to keep your hospital functioning during these times can be quite a challenge.

 

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Topics: Hospital disaster preparation, Battery-powered suction

Is It Time to Replace Your Battery-Operated Portable Suction Machine?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 23, 2021 5:05:13 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught many lessons. Perhaps one of the most important is that versatile equipment saves lives. Battery-operated portable emergency suction machines empower you to tend to patients wherever you find them—in their homes, in the emergency department, even in the parking lot. 

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Topics: Battery-powered suction

How to Find a Quality Battery-Operated Portable Suction Machine

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 9, 2021 7:15:00 AM

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Topics: Battery-powered suction, portable suction

What Every Hospital Must Know Before Buying a Battery-Powered Aspirator

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 5, 2020 8:44:38 AM

In 2014, Health Facilities Management magazine featured an article discussing the results of their Emergency Management Survey. A random sample of 911 hospital and health system executives were polled to learn about challenges faced during emergency situations such as natural disasters.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Battery-powered suction

Hospital Disaster Preparation Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 15, 2020 10:02:41 AM

In October of 2012, the northeastern United States was slammed with arrival of Superstorm Sandy. As the most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic season, Sandy wreaked havoc on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Thousands of homes were destroyed, and vital infrastructure systems such as power, transportation, and water treatment facilities suffered billions of dollars in damages.

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Topics: Hospital disaster preparation, Battery-powered 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 Role of Battery-Operated Aspirators in Pediatric Emergencies

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 19, 2018 4:30:00 AM

One of the scariest calls you will run into is a child in respiratory distress. Children are challenging, with their inability to articulate symptoms; their small veins and airways; and the fact that when they crash, they crash with a vengeance.

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Topics: Battery-powered suction

The Critical Role of Battery-Powered Aspirators During MCIs

Posted by Sam D. Say

Dec 14, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Battery-powered suction, Emergency Preparedness