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Suction Systems for Use With Patients in Respiratory Distress

Facilities delivering critical care need a medical suction device for every bed and every ventilator. Expand airway suction capacity quickly and safely with endotracheal suction solutions that can be used across a variety of care settings. The following medical suction systems include virus filters and disposable fluid collection to reduce risk of cross-contamination and help limit the spread of COVID-19 and other viral infections.

Meet the needs of your COVID-19 patients with mobile medical suction

Fighting the pandemic takes preparation. Ensuring surge capacity to deliver care for infected and uninfected patients will be critical should future waves of COVID-19 infections arise, as expected.1,2

Every bed requires suction

COVID-19 patients require frequent endotracheal suction to remove fluid secretions from their lungs and airways.

  • Guidelines from organizations such as the WHO, CDC of the US and others recommend mobile suction pumps for infectious disease units and alternate care facilties3-5
  • This corresponds with a CHEST journal publication stating that each treatment space requires an available vacuum source for airway care6

Uncertain times demand flexibility

In a time of fear of viral spread and the requirement for a fast response, mobile medical vacuum delivers.

  • Versatile, mobile for surge capacities as and where needed
  • Can be stored and repurposed for other clinical uses and events as required

Mobile suction prevents viral spread

Compared to central vacuum systems, mobile suction pumps with filters and accessories help to prevent viral spread in hospitals and care centres

  • Mitigates cross-contamination by functioning as a self-contained system that is easy to disinfect
  • Reduces patient and staff exposure to hazardous fluids when used with a disposable collection system
  • A study has shown greater than 30% contamination of wall suction regulators7

Medela Solutions offer lasting performance

Our Vario, Dominant, and Basic mobile suction solutions support patient care today and tomorrow.

  • Powerful, high-vacuum suction for removal of maximum fluid
  • Reliable and proven technology for high endurance with over 50 years of experience in medical vacuum systems
  • Can be used in ICUs, onwards, alternate care facilities, and nursing homes for the approved indications

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Thopaz+ takes chest drainage therapy to a new level of care

Unlike analogue systems, it reliably regulates the applied pressure at the patient’s chest and digitally (and quietly) monitors critical therapy indicators. Clinical data has demonstrated that Medela’s chest drainage therapy improves outcomes and streamlines the delivery of care.

  • Thopaz+ reduces chest tube duration and length of stay (in hospital).
  • Improves safety for people with chest drains.
  • Improves clinical decision-making through continuous objective monitoring of air leaks and fluid loss.
  • Increases patient mobility.
  • Clinical staff find Thopaz+ more convenient and easier to use than conventional chest drainage systems.
  • Visit our FAQ for more information about safe chest drain management.

For your COVID-19 patients:

Chest tube and drainage systems can be used to treat pneumothorax, a rare but serious complication that can result from highpressure mechanical ventilation, often required for COVID-19 patients.

Thopaz+ has an effective defense against harmful particles

Visit our FAQ for more information about safe chest drain management

Thopaz and Thopaz+ provide safer patient care while minimizing the risk of cross-contamination. The Thopaz canister with integrated filter is proven to effectively retain pathogen-sized particles and hence prevent them from subsequently exiting to the environment via the exhaust.

 

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Prioritizing Patient Care in the Post-COVID-19 Era

As hospitals prepare for the new realities of care delivery in the post-COVID-19 world, it is imperative that clinicians have access to flexible solutions that support patient outcomes and offering advanced infection prevention. In this pursuit, Medela's chest drainage systems offer hospitals several key benefits.

Flexibility to increase capacity, as needed

  • Compact, portable system allows critical lung and cardiac patients to be moved to suitable care settings away from dedicated COVID-19 wards

Infection prevention to protect patients and staff

  • Disposable canisters reduce risk of infection to caregivers and patients

Lasting performance to support care, today and tomorrow

  • Thopaz+ Systems are backed by 15+ years of digital drainage research and innovation
  • Healthcare staff find Thopaz+ more convenient and easier to use than conventional chest drains
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1 Hohenstein GmbH, Laboratory, Germany (Test report on file at Medela AG)
2 Bioexam AG, Laboratory, Switzerland (Test report on file at Medela AG)

Giving patients and care providers the convenience of a personal pump

Our NPWT pumps reduce risk of infection spread to caregivers and patients and help make patients' daily lives as comfortable as possible for the duration of therapy.

Prioritizing Patient Care in the Post-COVID-19 Era

As hospitals prepare for the new realities of care delivery in the post-COVID-19 world, it is imperative that clinicians have access to flexible solutions that support patient outcomes and offer advanced infection-prevention. In this pursuit, Medela's NPWT Solutions offer hospitals several key benefits.

Flexibility to increase capacity, as needed

  • Accelerating discharge and supporting care in the home helps facilities free up beds for other critically ill patients

Infection prevention to protect patients and staff

  • Single-patient use eliminates concerns about system cleaning or cross-contamination
  • At-home use reduces risk of infection spread from COVID patients in the hospital or care facility to non-COVID patients

Lasting performance to support care, today and tomorrow

  • Every NPWT system is backed by 50+ years of innovative suction technology developed at Medela
  • Since 2006, Medela has proudly offered solutions that simplify the delivery and management of NPWT
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