How Pharyngeal Suction Can Save Your Patient

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 28, 2022 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, EMS suction, Medical Suction

Prehospital Airway Suction Considerations for Seizures

Posted by Sam D. Say

Apr 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM

 

Seizures are a common emergency. First responders frequently encounter febrile seizures in children, 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

When Should You Intubate?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Mar 25, 2022 8:00:00 AM

You’ve responded to the same nightclub three times this month. Every call is the same: a young adult found unresponsive, most likely the result of an overdose on heroin. The patient is a male in his mid-twenties, pupils pinpoint, he’s barely breathing and showing the early signs of cyanosis. You load him onto the stretcher, place him in your unit, and race to the nearest hospital.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction

The Do's and Don'ts of Nasotracheal Intubation

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 7, 2022 8:00:00 AM

 

The call came in as a patient being unresponsive. You arrive on scene to find an elderly woman, hunched in her wheelchair, semiconscious, with labored breathing. She has a history of stroke, and by the drooping appearance of her left side, which her family states is not normal, it appears she has had another.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, nasotracheal intubation

Clearing the Airway: Choosing the Right Suction Strategy for the Right Patient

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 7, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Suctioning a patient’s airway is not a “one size fits all” procedure. Whether to clear secretions that the patient cannot mobilize, remove vomitus or foreign materials from the pharynx or trachea, or to maintain the patency of an artificial airway, some suction strategies will work better than others for a particular situation.  

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Topics: Emergency medical suction

Carbon Dioxide Toxicity Symptoms

Posted by Sam D. Say

Dec 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Hypercapnia, also known as hypercarbia or carbon dioxide toxicity, causes dangerous levels of CO2 in the blood. In most cases, it signals a respiratory problem such as poor lung function, but it can also happen among deep divers, particularly when they do not breathe adequately, or have contaminated oxygen supplies. 

 

Knowing the signs and symptoms of carbon dioxide toxicity can save lives and equip medical personnel and first responders to act quickly.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Airway management

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

The 10 Airway Management Tools Every EMS Provider Must Have in the First-In Bag

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM

You are about to head out on a call for a 65-year old man who is reported to be suffering from sudden respiratory distress. Few details are known about this man’s medical history, so you aren’t entirely sure what you are about to encounter. You grab your First-In bag, knowing that your airway management tools make you well prepared for any airway emergency.
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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Airway management

Why Your EMS Squad Should Care About Portable Suction

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Emergency medical responders are responsible for saving lives every day. Their knowledge and skills enable them to quickly assess and treat patients who may be unconscious, unable to communicate or located in remote terrain.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Suction for EMS professionals

7 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Emergency Portable Suction Device

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 21, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Portable suction is not utilized in the field on every call, and not on an everyday basis. However, when it is needed, it can make the difference between a patient that leaves the hospital and one who dies of aspiration pneumonia after a successful resuscitation.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Suction for EMS professionals