How to Choose a Portable Suction Machine for Your Urgent Care Clinic or Surgicenter

Posted by Sam D. Say

Mar 30, 2021 5:15:00 AM

COVID has changed virtually everything about respiratory care. For many agencies, respiratory emergencies requiring suction were once relatively rare, especially in some regions. Now, they’re a standard part of daily care, and every care provider must become a suction expert.

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How to Find a Quality Battery-Operated Portable Suction Machine

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 9, 2021 7:15:00 AM

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Topics: Battery-powered suction, portable suction

How to Avoid the Most Common Complications of Suctioning

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 26, 2021 7:15:00 AM

Medical suctioning can save lives, prevent aspiration, and reduce the risk of surgical and dental complications. But like all medical procedures, suctioning poses some risks, especially with a rushed or unskilled technique. 

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Topics: Medical Suction, portable suction

How Does a Portable Suction Machine Work?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Dec 4, 2020 7:38:36 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of being able to treat patients quickly and competently wherever you find them. With makeshift intensive care units and emergency departments erected in tents across the country, medical providers have had to make do with limited resources and treat patients as efficiently as possible without accelerating the spread of a deadly pandemic. 

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Why Durability Matters for Portable Suction Devices

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 22, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Healthcare costs in the United States are soaring. Americans spend more on healthcare than people in any other nation. Health systems, too, are struggling, facing enormous administrative costs and losing money when people cannot afford to pay their health bills. So it’s understandable that many agencies want to spend as little on medical equipment as possible. 

 

The challenge is that a few months or a few years down the line, they’re shelling out more cash. Cheap equipment is cheap for a reason. Durable equipment supports better patient care and may save you money over the long term.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, portable suction

How Much Should You Invest in Portable Suction Machines?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 4, 2020 7:15:00 AM

Every piece of equipment your agency buys is an investment in both the long-term growth and viability of your company and the health of the people you serve. This latter piece of the puzzle can be difficult to quantify. After all, it’s hard to assign a value to saving and improving lives, greater effectiveness among your employees, and in many cases, reduced workplace stress and trauma. Yet every agency must operate under budget constraints, acting as good stewards of whatever budget they have. So how much should you invest in portable suction machines? As with most expenditures, there’s no single figure or percentage that will apply to every organization. Here are some factors to weigh when making your purchase.

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4 Things to Know About Suctioning a Patient with Tachycardia

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 28, 2020 7:15:00 AM

Tachycardia can be a sign of respiratory distress. It can also be a complication of interventions to treat respiratory distress, including suctioning. First responders and medical providers must have a clear understanding of the link between tachycardia and suctioning so that they can reduce the risk of patient injuries and improve both long- and short-term outcomes.

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Topics: Airway management, portable suction, airway obstruction

Best Types of Suction Units for Ambulances

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Prehospital suctioning of critically ill patients is a core skill that all first responders must master. Before the advent of suction machines, patients were faced with the terrifying realities of inadequate or nonexistent suction. Now, first responders have a number of options.

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Avoid Portable Suction Failure With These 5 Tips

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Portable suction failure is a major contributor to patient morbidity when first responders otherwise follow correct protocol. A 2013 study published in Prehospital and Disaster Medicine assessed the rate of portable suction failure over two years in more than 9,500 portable suction units. Overall, 2.4 percent failed. This suggests that two in every hundred patients got inadequate care instead of potentially life-saving, prompt suction.

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Everything You Need to Know About Portable Suction Machine Maintenance

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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