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

Finding a Reliable Battery-Operated Portable Suction Machine

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 20, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

The storm had knocked out power across three counties, and unfortunately your zone was situated in the thick of the storm. Although your station was equipped with an emergency generator, the steady influx of calls had kept you from touching base. And now you're dispatched to an overdose at the nearby homeless shelter.

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Topics: Battery-powered suction, EMS suction

Advice About Battery-Powered Aspirators for the EMS Manager

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 2, 2017 4:30:00 AM

This morning, you glanced at your calendar and realized the quarterly meeting with your paramedic lieutenants was quickly approaching. As an EMS manager, you know these meetings provide a great opportunity for feedback from the field: which treatment strategies are working, and which ones are not; what common problems their personnel encounter on scenes; and if there are any equipment issues that must be addressed.

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Topics: Battery-powered suction

What's the Runtime of Most Rechargeable Batteries of Portable Suction Units?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 7, 2016 4:30:00 AM

Have you ever needed to clear a patient’s airway in a location where in-wall suction was not available? If so, you definitely recognize the importance of having a reliable portable suction unit. Not only do you want your unit to be lightweight and deliver appropriate suction, you want to be assured that your rechargeable battery is not going to fizzle out on you at a critical time.

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Topics: Battery-powered suction, Portable suction for hospitals

What Hospital Emergency Operations Plans Should Say About Power Loss

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 25, 2016 11:57:00 AM

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Topics: Battery-powered suction, Emergency Preparedness

3 Ways to Increase the Performance of Your Portable Suction Device

Posted by Scott Eamer

Oct 20, 2015 4:30:00 AM

 

Users of battery powered portable suction devices often comment the device “sucks”. This can either be a negative or a positive comment. In the case of the former, there are 3 ways to increase the performance of your portable suction device in order to turn the negative into a positive comment.

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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 15, 2015 4:30:00 AM

The majority of portable suction devices are powered by sealed lead acid batteries. While a sealed lead acid battery is a very stable and reliable battery chemistry, the battery can lose capacity creating the need to purchase a replacement battery for your portable suction device. 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

Sep 1, 2015 4:30:00 AM

 

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

 

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Topics: Hospital disaster preparation, Battery-powered suction

A Good Friend in an Emergency

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The more I work with alkaline batteries, the more impressed that I become. Packed in this compact cylinder is a modern miracle.

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Topics: Battery-powered suction