The Importance of Negative Pressure for Endotracheal Suctioning

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 31, 2023 8:00:00 AM

The patient has suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, and his blood pressure is dangerously low. You’ve covered the entry wound to prevent a sucking wound, but the patient is exhaling copious bloody froth. You successfully intubate the patient and are bagging, with good chest rise, but the bloody froth continues to interfere with air exchange. It’s time to suction the tube. 

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Topics: Airway management, Medical Suction

4 Reasons Dentists Need to Use a Medical Suction Pump During Oral Surgery

Posted by Sam D. Say

Dec 22, 2022 8:00:00 AM

A medical suction pump is a key piece of equipment during oral surgery. The right suction pump improves patient outcomes, reduces the risk of complications, and can promptly intervene in the event of a serious dental emergency. Here are four key reasons dentists should invest in a quality medical suction machine. 

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Topics: Medical Suction

7 Factors to Consider When Purchasing A Medical Suction Machine

Posted by Sam D. Say

Dec 9, 2022 8:00:00 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.

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Topics: Medical Suction

Which Suction Catheter Tip Do You Need?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 29, 2022 8:00:00 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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Topics: Medical Suction

Predictors of Difficult Bag Valve Mask Ventilation

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 18, 2022 8:00:00 AM

As a foundational tool in the basic airway management toolkit, bag valve mask ventilation can save lives, relieve patient stress, and make transport easier. Bag valve mask ventilation is appropriate when a patient shows signs of hypoxic respiratory failure, apnea, or hypoxically induced altered mental states. Patients who are hyperventilating or have sustained injuries that reduce respiratory effort may also require ventilation. It may be appropriate to ventilate women in labor when there is reason to believe that they are not getting adequate oxygen or are so fatigued that breathing becomes difficult.

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Topics: Medical Suction

Oral Suctioning Procedure Basics: What You Need to Know

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 11, 2022 1:00:00 PM

The code is going smoothly. Good CPR is being delivered, and IVs have been established, allowing you to give first-round drugs. And although you don’t have the patient intubated, your partner is bagging effectively, you have good chest rise, and the capnography waveform is textbook. Suddenly, the patient’s entire stomach contents erupt. The firefighter doing CPR is doused, the airway is now obstructed, and your perfect code is spinning out of control.

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Topics: Medical Suction

Suctioning 101: Special Considerations for Assessing the Pediatric Patient

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 31, 2022 8:00:00 AM

We all know that treating pediatric patients is nothing like treating adults. For one thing, young patients tend to add an additional element of stress to any emergency. The infrequency with which emergency personnel treats pediatrics usually equates to less assurance and more anxiety. Children also require a separate set of drug dosages, which can be difficult to memorize when used so infrequently.

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Topics: Medical Suction

A Comprehensive Guide to the Various Types of Suctioning

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 18, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Virtually every medical office worker, dental care provider, hospital employee, or first responder must use medical suctioning. Suctioning can be an important emergency intervention as well as a key aspect of routine care.

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Topics: Medical Suction

The Link Between Suctioning and Blood Pressure

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Suctioning a patient can maintain a patent airway, remove life-threatening airway obstructions, and prevent aspiration in vomiting or bleeding patients. But airway suctioning is not without risks, including changes in blood pressure. First responders must understand the link between suctioning and blood pressure to prevent both hypotensive and hypertensive states. 

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Topics: Medical Suction

What to Do When Suctioning Goes Wrong

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 4, 2022 8:00:00 AM

 

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