Dominant Flex and Basic Surgical Suction Pumps

Powerful and reliable suction

Access powerful, reliable suction for your COVID-19 patients. Medela Dominant Flex and Basic pumps offer high-vacuum suction with infection-preventing features. Aligned to NHS recommendations to avoid use of wall vacuum in COVID-19 units*, the independent, mobile vacuum avoids overflow into wall systems and provides a smooth, consistent, and reliable vacuum level.

Smooth, single-piece hood

Designed to facilitate cleaning, the materials can withstand potent disinfection agents.

CleanTouch on/off button

Switch on and off with a simple touch. There are no gaps or grooves, reducing risk of contamination.

Versatility in all forms

High-vacuum pumps are available in rack, portable or mobile versions with cart—providing the flexibility to use the systems across a variety of care settings*. A built-in handle enhances ease of transport when a cart is not available.

*Requires access to power source.


Flow rates selection (Dominant Flex only)

With the touch of a button, access increased performance and faster suctioning for the Dominant Flex (40 / 50 / 60 l per minute).Basic offers 30 l per minute.

Whisper-quiet operation

Powerful drive unit is whisper quiet at < 40 dB(A), up to four times quieter than comparable models to reduce distractions during use.

On/off Foot switch

Enables hands-free operation

Durable construction

Medela provides a 5-year warranty on the complete pump.

Disposable Fluid Collection System (Recommended)

Closed system with high-flow bacteria (99.999% retention) and overflow filter, smoke pre-filter and patient backflow valve. Constructed with double layered, highly burst-resistant1 PA/PE foil to ensure optimum protection. Optional solidifier models eliminate the risk of spilling to protect staff safety.

Efficient virus and bacteria filter

Prevent cross-contamination from COVID-19 with filtration efficiency of greater than 99.99987%.

Medela offers additional disposable filters that prevent cross-contamination.

Recommended set up configuration:

  • Disposable collection system in 2 sizes:
    • 1.5 L System, Jar (art. 077.0082) and Liners (art. 077.0083 / 84)
    • 2.5 L System, Jar (art. 077.0085) and Liners (art. 077.0086 / 87)
  • Virus filter with overflow protection & Medela connections (art. 101035263)
  • Patient tubing, e.g. art. 077.0951 with Stepped conical connector and fingertip, 180 cm, STERILE
  • Trolley (art. 071.0034)
  • Also available for Dominant Flex and Basic the portable version with 2 sizes of the disposable collection system:
    • 1.5 L System, Jar (art. 077.0082) and Liners (art. 077.0083 / 84)
    • 2.5 L System, Jar (art. 077.0085) and Liners (art. 077.0086 / 87)

Setting up your new Dominant Flex or Basic pump?

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Other solutions to help your patients

Versatile, mobile suction when portability is the priority:

  • Suitable for a range of low-vacuum applications
  • Light weight and carrying handle for easy transport
  • Disposable fluid collection and COVID-19 rated virus filter
  • Battery-powered option

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*Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) standard operating procedure. NHS England website. Accessed 30 March 2020.