Suction Pipes

Suction catheters or aspirators are long flexible tubes used in intensive care to expel fluids from the mouth and airways of critically ill patients. Critically ill patients often have difficulty with swallowing or coughing. Expulsion of these fluids is necessary to make sure the lungs remain clean and the patient is able to breathe comfortably.

A suction catheter and suction tubing are connected to a collection container (suction canister) and a device that generates suction power. The catheter can be used only once, and is used mostly when the patient doesn’t have an artificial airway such as an endotracheal tube or tracheostomy in place. An ‘inline suction device’, where the suction catheter is enclosed in a plastic sleeve, is commonly used when a patient has a breathing tube in place. These are changed every 2-3 days.

The catheter is slowly inserted into the patient’s airway and suction force is applied, thus expelling any secretions or fluids.

We have a range of suction catheters to choose from:


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For example the Bard Tracheal Suction Latex Red Rubber Catheter With Funnel End is a flexible, long tube which is used to remove respiratory secretions from the airway. It helps keep the airway clear of secretions and to prevent plugging. One end of the suction catheter is connected to a collection container and a device that generates suction. The open end is advanced through the airway to remove secretions.

Another good example is the CareFusion AirLife Brand Tri-Flo Cath-N-Glove Economy Suction Kits which are packaged in a plastic peel pouch for ease of use and quick preparation. Kits with 5/6 french and eight french catheters feature depth markings.

Next is the Covidien Kendall Coil Pack Adult Suction Catheter Kits with SAFE-T-VAC Valve which delivers easy fingertip control with virtually no residual vacuum in the open position. It features Plastic-Glide finish to minimize friction and facilitate secretion removal.

Last but not the least is the Bard Tracheal Suction Cath N Sleeve Glove Kit comes with a suction plastic catheter which is a flexible, long tube to remove respiratory secretions from the airway and helps keep the airway clear of secretions and prevents plugging. One end of the suction catheter is connected to a collection container and a device that generates suction, while the open end is advanced through the airway to remove secretions.

 

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