Medical Aspirators for Clearing the Respiratory Tract
Secretion aspirators are used to suction wound secretion, blood, mucus and other body fluids. With Praxisdienst, you will find electrical aspirators as well as manual suction pumps and the suitable accessories. Learn more about secretion aspirators
Editors: Janine Köppel & Sascha Christens
Secretion Aspirators for Aspiring Blood, Saliva and Secretions
Secretion aspirators not only serve to aspire secretions, but also blood and other bodily fluids. The suction machines create negative pressure to suck up liquid through an aspiration catheter and collect it in an attached container. They are often used when a patient's respiratory tract is being blocked with pus, mucus or blood and he is not able to cough it out (for any reason).
Suction units are also frequently used in rescue services for securing the airway, since foreign bodies and fluids must be removed before attempting resuscitation. Otherwise, they would be pressed against the lungs, which could cause severe damage. Therefore, aspirators and aspiration catheters are a part of the DIN 13232 approved emergency equipment.
Secretion Aspirators for Stationary and Mobile Use
Secretion aspirators for patient care are available with various specifications and are, therefore, suited for stationary and mobile use. Mechanical aspirator pumps, such as the MonoVac aspirator pump from Söhngen W. are operated with a pedal, making them non-dependent on electricity.
This allows them to be used outdoors in every weather condition. Electric suction units are mostly equipped with a rechargeable battery. As a result, electric devices like the Kataspir secretion aspirator from Metudek allow for portable use.
Depending on the manufacturer, portable suction units are sometimes available with an automobile cable so that they can be charged while on the road. For stationary use, Praxisdienst recommends the Kataspir Pro with foot pedal, two autoclavable suction containers and extra high suction performance. This device is particularly suited for continuous use by surgeons, gynaecologists or plastic surgeons.
The Vacu-Aide from DeVilbiss is available as a portable unit with rechargeable battery or as a stationary machine with power cable and can be used with both disposable and autoclavable collection jars. For an extra high level of patient safety, you can combine the machine with the DeVilbiss Reuse Set that contains all the consumables needed for successful procedures (e.g. tubes, filters and containers).
Based on the purpose of use and area of application, secretion aspirators for surgery and homecare come with various aspiration strengths, which is measured in litres per minute (l/min or LPM). The vacuum pressure is generally measured in mm Hg.
Medical Aspirators & Aspirator Pumps
In this category, we offer you a selection of various secretion aspirators and suction pumps from name brand manufacturers at affordable prices. With us, you will find high-quality supplies, such as the ATMOS C342 aspirator or the SuoVac aspirator pump from Söhngen. Of course, you will also find the compatible consumables, such as catheters, tubing, autoclavable canisters, disposable collection bags and replacement bacteria filters.
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