4 Important Places Hospitals Need Portable Suction Machines

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 10, 2023 8:00:00 AM

For every 1,000 Americans, about 404 made an emergency room visit to a community hospital in 2018. That’s more than 40% of the total population. And this number doesn’t even include millions of hospital inpatient stays or outpatient procedures, further emphasizing the importance—and challenges—of providing quality care every time someone walks in or is wheeled in the door. 

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Emergency medical suction

When to Perform Nasotracheal Suctioning

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 25, 2022 8:00:00 AM

 

We all know what an important role suctioning plays in airway management. Imagine treating a respiratory, trauma, or cardiac arrest patient without the aid of suction. Impossible, right? Effective nasotracheal suctioning can mean the difference between a patent and a non-patent airway. It can also mean the difference between life and death for your patient. 

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, nasotracheal intubation

Hurricane Season Blows in Reminders on Disaster Prep for EMS Teams

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 4, 2022 5:45:00 AM

 

Hurricane Ian brought widespread damage to the southeast U.S. and was the deadliest storm to strike Florida since 1935, causing at least 137 fatalities in its path across the Caribbean and the East Coast.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction

Complications to Avoid When Suctioning the Geriatric Patient

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Emergency medical suction

Three Risk Factors for Pulmonary Aspiration

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 29, 2022 8:00:00 AM

 

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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

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