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Disposable Suction Device

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Guide to Three Types of Suction Units

In this guide, we'll delve into the practical application of three distinct suction unit types: disposable, reusable, and battery operated.

The Disposable Suction Unit

Pioneering the evolution of suction units, the disposable variant has gained momentum, particularly in military settings.

Features and Benefits

  • Durability: Esteemed for its robustness, even the British Army found it challenging to break.
  • Design: Encased in a sealable unit, it boasts a pipe system which, when activated, serves as an effective suction mechanism.
  • Functionality: On applying pressure to its bag, the device operates a one-way system directing the content into the bag.
  • Adaptability: Should the bag fill, one can snip a corner for drainage, preserving its functionality.
  • Visibility: The transparent nature of the bag permits content inspection, facilitating differentiation between blood and other bodily fluids.
  • Disposal: Post-use, it transforms into a biohazard bag, underpinning its eco-friendly design.

Usage Guidelines

  1. Initiate by performing a head-tilt chin-lift, exposing the throat's rear.
  2. Exercise caution with insertion depth; the suction catheter should only be inserted to visible extents.
  3. On extraction, apply suction in a sweeping motion, limiting the duration to a maximum of 10 seconds.
  4. Post-suction, prioritise re-oxygenating the patient to compensate for the drawn-out air.

Important Tips for First-Timers

If you're new to using suction, adhere to the guidelines, ensuring a gentle sweeping motion and limiting insertion to visible extents. This cautionary approach significantly diminishes potential complications. The procedure demands delicacy to avoid dislodging or unsettling any fixtures in the mouth, such as dentures or braces.

Learning Outcomes:
  • FPOS Extended unit 2 LO3.3 and 3.4
  • IPOSi Unit two LO2.1 & 2.2