The Portable Suction Machines category lists high-quality portable suction machines. These machines are designed to be lighter in weight and easier to move. An aspirator is technically any suction device used to remove fluids from the body. This can be as simplistic as a one-piece nasal aspirator for infants, or an advanced surgical suction system used during surgical procedures. Other common names are: suction unit, suction pump, evacuator, and vacuum pump.
Surgical aspirators consist of a line-powered vacuum pump, a vacuum regulator and gauge, a collection canister, and an optional bacterial filter. Plastic tubing connects the components to draw the fluid into the collection cannister.
An Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) physician (Otolaryngologist) could use an aspirator during minor surgical procedures. Ear surgery is usually performed to correct specific causes of hearing loss. Nose surgery can include different types of procedures necessary to treat sinus problems (sinus surgery). Throat surgery requiring suction can include complicated procedures such as cancer of the larynx (laryngectomy), or more simple procedures such as surgical removal of the adenoids (adenoidectomy) or tonsils (tonsillectomy).
Tracheostomy patients require suction therapy to maintain open airways. Mucus is produced by patients using a breathing tube because the body is bypassing its innate function to clean, moisten and warm the air via the body’s own airway. The suction devices clear the mucus from the tube. The amount of times suctioning is required per day varies per patient. There will be more mucus for new tracheostomy patients while the body is adjusting.
Portable aspirators or suction devices allow tracheostomy patients the freedom to live life and not compromise their health care routine. The suction machines clear the airway through a sterile catheter connected to the main device and the surgically created soma on the patient’s neck. The Tracheostomy procedure is most commonly performed for patients with obstructed airways due to lung disease, laryngectomy (surgical removal of the larynx) or a neuromuscular condition causing weakness or paralysis.
There are several criteria to consider when choosing a home aspirator or suction device:
USA Medical and Surgical Supplies provides suction and aspirator machines from the most respected and established manufacturers in the industry: Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Gomco, and Schuco.
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