Medical Suction


In medicine, devices are sometimes necessary to create suction. A device may be used to clear the airway of blood, saliva, vomit, or other secretions so that a patient may breathe. Suctioning can prevent pulmonary aspiration, which can lead to lung infections. In pulmonary hygiene, suctioning is used to remove fluids from the airways, to facilitate breathing and prevent the growth of micro-organisms.

Suctioning devices may be mechanical hand pumps or battery or electrically operated mechanisms. The plastic, rigid Yankauer suction tip is one type of tip attached to a unit. Another is the plastic, non-rigid French or whistle tip catheter.

A suctioning unit is a device for removing liquids or gases by suction it from the patient. Professionals use it to remove mucus, serum or blood from a body cavity. A machine is used also for Home Care. Suctioning could remove fluids or mucus from airways. The potential of this machine could be in need also when you have a moist cough, and you’re unable to effectively clear secretions from the throat, or are having difficulty breathing.


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