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12970-Suction Units

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Here are some common uses of suction units in different medical settings:

  1. Airway Clearance:
    • Oral Suctioning: Used to clear the mouth and oral cavity of fluids, blood, or debris. Commonly employed during dental procedures or to manage excessive saliva in patients with impaired swallowing.
    • Nasal Suctioning: Removes mucus or fluids from the nasal passages, particularly in infants or patients with respiratory conditions.
  2. Respiratory Care:
    • Endotracheal Suctioning: Clears secretions and mucus from the endotracheal tube or tracheostomy tube in patients on mechanical ventilation.
    • Bronchial Suctioning: Applied to remove secretions from the bronchial airways, often used in patients with respiratory diseases such as cystic fibrosis.
  3. Surgical Procedures:
    • Operative Field Suctioning: Used during surgery to remove blood and other fluids from the surgical site, ensuring a clear view for the surgeon.
    • Liposuction: In cosmetic surgery, suction units are utilized to remove excess fat from beneath the skin.
  4. Emergency Care:
    • Trauma Suctioning: Removes blood or other fluids from the airways of trauma patients to maintain a clear airway.
    • Emergency Airway Management: Used in emergency situations to quickly clear the airway of a patient who is choking or experiencing respiratory distress.
  5. Intensive Care Units (ICU):
    • Postoperative Care: Assists in maintaining a clear airway and managing secretions in patients recovering from surgery in the ICU.
    • Respiratory Distress: Applied in cases of respiratory failure or distress to clear airways and improve ventilation.
  6. Gastrointestinal Procedures:
    • Gastric Suctioning: Used to remove stomach contents in cases of gastrointestinal bleeding, gastric dilation, or to prevent aspiration in patients with impaired swallowing.
  7. Obstetrics and Gynecology:
    • Amniotic Fluid Suctioning: Used during childbirth to clear amniotic fluid from the infant’s airways.
    • Suction Curettage: Removes uterine contents during procedures such as dilation and curettage (D&C).
  8. Home Care:
    • Wound Care: Suction units may be used in home care settings for wound drainage, especially for chronic wounds or after surgery.
    • Respiratory Support: Some portable suction units are prescribed for patients with conditions that require regular airway clearance at home.
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