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

Three Easy Steps to Extend the Life of Your Portable Aspirator

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 26, 2017 4:30:00 AM

As good stewards of our EMS equipment, we should all be concerned with the life of our gear. Limited budgets mean we must make our equipment last, and when it comes to your portable suction unit, you can take a few simple steps to extend the aspirator's life. We break down these measures into three phases: before, during, and after the call.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Handheld portable suction

6 Common Misconceptions About Portable Suction Machines

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 18, 2016 4:30:00 AM

 

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Portable Suction Devices for Trauma-Associated Airway Compromise

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 17, 2016 4:30:00 AM

The boy had been struck while darting his bike across the busy intersection. He failed to see the minivan approaching the turn lane. Just as he thought he had made it safely across, the minivan appeared suddenly, striking him and knocking him twenty feet from his bike. The height of the minivan’s bumper was directly in line with the boy’s head. The result? Massive facial trauma resulting in one of the most difficult airways of your career. Fortunately, you had a well-stocked trauma bag, containing everything you’ll need to secure the airway, and the foresight to carry one of your most essential airway tools: your portable suction unit.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals

The Three Most Common Scenarios for Portable Suction Use

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 23, 2016 4:30:00 AM

Here are a few questions for all you paramedics out there: When was the last time you decompressed a tension pneumothorax?  How many surgical airways have you performed? Have you ever delivered a baby in the prehospital setting? And how many times have you performed a rapid sequence intubation?

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals

Key Questions to Ask Your Rep About Portable Medical Suction Devices

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 7, 2016 4:30:00 AM

There are many portable suction devices on the market today, and you want to be sure to make an informed decision before purchasing. To aid in this process, utilize your sales rep!

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals

Three Best Practices for Portable Suction Machine Maintenance

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 27, 2016 4:30:00 AM

Today’s emergency responders have a wealth of technology available to them, enabling them to provide the highest level of service to their patients. Cardiac monitors not only assess heart rhythms and rates, but also gauge a patient’s blood pressure and oxygen saturation; airway adjuncts that can administer 100% oxygen to those suffering from trauma or hypoxia; and an array of medications to treat just about any type of medical emergency.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Handheld portable suction

What's the Runtime of Most Rechargeable Batteries of Portable Suction Units?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 7, 2016 4:30:00 AM

Have you ever needed to clear a patient’s airway in a location where in-wall suction was not available? If so, you definitely recognize the importance of having a reliable portable suction unit. Not only do you want your unit to be lightweight and deliver appropriate suction, you want to be assured that your rechargeable battery is not going to fizzle out on you at a critical time.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Battery-powered suction