A suction machine, also known as an aspirator, is a type of medical device that is primarily used for removing obstructions — like mucus, saliva, blood, or secretions — from a person’s airway. When an individual is unable to clear secretions due to a lack of consciousness or an ongoing medical procedure, suction machines help them breathe by maintaining a clear airway.
In practice, care professionals use suction machines as an integral part of a treatment plan when a patient’s airway is partially or completely obstructed. Some common uses include:
Since they can be used in conjunction with other medical technologies to treat a variety of life-threatening conditions, aspirators have become a mainstay in both pre-hospital and in-hospital settings. Given their ubiquity, it’s common to have questions about their uses and functions.
Zoll medical corporation. Official ZOLL® Site - Medical Devices - Software Solutions. (n.d.). https://www.zoll.com/resources/what-is-a-suction-machine.
Berkeley VC-2 Suction Machine Features Pump and motor are designed to require only minimal maintenance. Safety trap has automatic vacuum restriction. Meets hospital operating room safety requirements. Rubber wheels for mobility. Cord-wrap is provided on the back panel. Description The Berkeley VC-2 Suction Machine includes two glass collection bottles (#01-90-3489), interconnecting tubing, and a filter. It is in...
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Efficiently removes airborne vapor that may contain potentially harmful microbes and viruses Quiet, high-powered motor Disposable, one-piece filter stops particles down to 0.02 microns Adjustable handle Compatible with any other electrosurgical, laser or electrocautery units
Hercules is a high-powered suction system with three oil-less piston vacuum pumps.The system is designed to pull a vacuum on any closed container or any open process system. Weight 73 lbs. Dimensions 18-1/2" x 18" x 15 Maximum vacuum 29+ inches of Hg Maximum flow rate 6.8 cubic feet per minute 850 mL/min. (with specified tubing) Overflow protection auto cutoff...