4 Important Places Hospitals Need Portable Suction Machines

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 24, 2020 8:52:16 AM

For every 1,000 Americans, 423 made an emergency room visit to a community hospital in 2013. The population of the United States that year was 316.5 million, so when you do the math, that’s almost a whopping 134 million ER visits. This number doesn’t 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

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

Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 While Suctioning Patients

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 10, 2020 7:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Emergency medical suction, Medical Suction

Getting Familiar with In-Hospital Suction Strategies

Posted by Sam D. Say

Apr 4, 2018 12:34:49 PM

When you think of in-hospital suction, you probably picture the typical wall-mounted unit that is supplied by vacuum lines piped throughout the building. What may not come readily to mind are portable suction units, but portable suction plays a vital role in the hospital setting. Let's familiarize ourselves with in-hospital suction strategies.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Medical Suction

Using Portable Suction Machines with the Special Needs Patient

Posted by Sam D. Say

Dec 28, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Handheld portable suction

Strategic Portable Suction for Hospitals

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 17, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

When we think of portable suction units, we typically picture the prehospital scenario: working a cardiac arrest poolside, managing the unresponsive patient at a nursing home, or treating the trauma patient trapped in a vehicle. But portable suction plays a vital role within the hospital setting. Let's review some of the strategies that should be employed when making strategic decisions about portable suction for hospitals.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals

Dangerous Pathogens That Can Infect Your Portable Suction Unit

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 12, 2017 4:30:00 AM

EMS is a germy business. As an emergency responder, you are in constant contact with people suffering from communicable diseases. As your first line of defense, you must protect yourself. You must also protect your coworkers and, especially, your patients.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals

4 Misconceptions About Portable Suction Machine Maintenance

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 7, 2017 4:30:00 AM

As an emergency responder, you know how critical maintaining your equipment is. If someone were to ask you to honestly evaluate your maintenance habits, how do you think you would rate? We all like to think that we are responsible, ready professionals, but we can always improve our habits. And when it comes to portable suction machine maintenance, there is no room for error.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals

Three Best Practices for In-Hospital Portable Suction

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 3, 2017 4:30:00 AM

For those working in the hospital setting, you may give your portable suction units little thought. Most hospital workers depend on wall-mounted units, which are plumbed and ready to go. You may go years without needing a portable unit. But when you DO need it, there had better be one available.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals

The Portable Aspirator Units That Require the Least Maintenance

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 23, 2017 4:30:00 AM

As an EMS professional, you know much of your job is spent maintaining your equipment. Trucks must be kept in good working order, supplies must be stocked, and medications must be in-date. Your equipment is of no use if it is not functional, and it's your responsibility to ensure everything is up to snuff.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals