Key Advantages of Portable Suction Machines
For patients requiring Hospital or Acute care, portable suction machines are a critical care component, as COVID-19 patients affected by Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) frequently require both ventilation and pre-ventilation airway suction (given high incidence of intratracheal fluid secretions).3
Relying on portable medical suction is a strategic and practical way to ensure this need is provided where and when it is necessary.
Did you know: Both the WHO and NHS recently issued guidelines recommending care centers avoid wall-mounted suction devices but use portable machines to limit spread of infection in urgent care centers.4,5 Additionally, wall-mounted systems limit flexibility of utilization, making them less useful in alternate or expanded care environments.
Portable suction machines – including Vario 18, Dominant Flex and Basic systems offered by Medela Healthcare – allow care providers to assign resources dynamically, pairing patients with suction units while using space more effectively and mitigating risk of infection.
All Medela portable suction machines provide effective, quiet suction with a small footprint, making them a suitable addition to any COVID-19 care environment. Additionally, Medela is providing extensive support to all practitioners using any Medela portable suction device, offering direct training, online resources, and rapid troubleshooting.