Portable Medical Suction for Ambulances: 5 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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What is a Yankauer Suction Catheter?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In 1907, otolaryngologist Sidney Yankauer revolutionized the world of medical suction with his eponymous Yankauer suction catheter. Dr. Yankauer worked at the outpatient surgery department in Mount Sinai hospital and while there, this unassuming ENT specialist invented numerous pieces of medical equipment. Dr. Yankauer is hailed as a medical genius and admired for his prolific publishing output.

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The Importance of Suction in Pulmonary Aspiration Emergencies

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Pulmonary aspiration is a common medical emergency, especially in patients with endotracheal tubes or other aspiration risk factors. One study found an aspiration rate of 3.5 percent of intubated patients. A study of hospitalized patients suggests an even higher prevalence rate and points to the role of swallowing disorders in many aspiration cases.

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5 Tips for Winterizing Your First Responder Kit

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The first chill of autumn is already in the air in many parts of the country, and though warmer regions still see tomato blossoms and gardenias, this last flush of summer will soon give way to cooler weather. The cold presents unique challenges to first responders. Now is the time to take stock of your equipment and winterize your first responder kit. Here are five steps to take now.

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Topics: EMS suction, Medical Suction

Which Suction Catheter Tip Do You Need?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 30, 2018 4:30:00 AM

The right suction catheter can save patients’ lives. The wrong one can cause pharyngeal injuries, reduce suction power, and even increase morbidity and mortality. Whether you’re purchasing suction catheters for portable use in EMS settings, for the hospital, or for a medical clinic, selecting a variety of tips is key. This strategy ensures that providers always have the right suction catheter on hand. Here are some questions to ask before making your next purchase.

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7 Factors to Consider When Purchasing A Medical Suction Machine

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 21, 2018 4:30:00 AM

A suction machine is a key component of any medical toolkit. In hospital settings, it prevents aspiration and protects the airway during medical procedures ranging from routine to revolutionary. SSCOR offers a range of suction devices for every agency and need.


The right suction machine is an investment in patients’ lives. Here are factors to consider when choosing the right device for your needs.

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Top 8 Medical Suction Training Tips for Your Paramedic Team

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 6, 2018 4:30:00 AM

Medical suction can save lives when it’s properly performed. However, improper technique can make an emergency situation worse, causing potentially catastrophic injuries. The right training tips for your paramedic team can maximize their job effectiveness and even save lives. Here’s what your team needs to know about safe medical suction.

 

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5 Injuries You May Encounter in Tactical Medical Scenarios

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 3, 2018 4:30:00 AM

 

In 2018 alone, there have been more than 100 mass shootings. Tactical medical response requires a different skill set and approach than that required when an elder falls or a child has a choking episode. Tactical medical injuries are high-stakes, and first responders must provide prompt care in a high-stress environment where split-second decisions can be a matter of life and death.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Medical Suction, medical scenarios

Suction Catheter Maintenance: 5 Best Practices to Follow

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 25, 2018 4:30:00 AM

More than 5,000 people die from choking each year. Aspiration remains alarmingly common, and accounts for 5-15 percent of community-acquired pneumonia cases. Airway management remains a critical and life-saving tool for EMS responders. According to one study, 1.5 percent of EMS cases in a five-month period involved intubation. Yet 25 percent of intubation attempts failed.

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How to Properly Clean A Portable Suction Device

Posted by Sam D. Say

Apr 30, 2018 4:30:00 AM

 

Ask any emergency responder and they'll tell you the critical role portable suction plays in maintaining airway patency. No other tool can remove blood, vomit, or sputum from the airway, or allow you to visualize the cords prior to intubation.

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