Medela Vario 18 airway suction with disposable system side view

Vario 18 Portable Suction Pump

As an all-rounder for hospitals and clinics in surgical or airway suctioning, it offers quiet, reliable performance and mobility.

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Benefits of Vario 18 and 18 c/i

The Vario 18 and 18 c/i surgical suction pumps are powered by the well-proven QuatroFlex™ system, a patented piston/cylinder drive unit. This ensures that the device operates reliably and silently. Vario pumps allow the suction pressures for delicate operations to be precisely set and maintained.

  • Silent and discreet operation (51.8 dB(A) at maximum flow. 1
  • The pump is both portable and versatile thanks to its compact design and battery operating mode.
  • Intuitive operating and safety features require little instruction.
  • Vario 18 is also available as model Vario 18 c/i as one single device for constant and intermittent suctioning.
     

Vario 18 in action

Medela airway suction Vario 18 in use

Quiet, portable and safe

The Vario 18 is lightweight, but robust, portable and designed for small surgical interventions and for airway suctioning.

  • High vacuum up to -75 kPa / - 563 mmHG
  • Flow of 18l / min
  • Weight of only: 3.5 kg / 4.2 kg (for battery version)

The Vario 18 c/i guarantees maximum suction performance for a range of constant and intermittent suctioning needs, such as gastric suctioning and surgical suctioning.

Intermittent suction can provide a more delicate drainage, whereas the constant suction mode is used for smaller interventions or airway suctioning.

Medela Vario 18 setting vacuum

The membrane vacuum regulator of the Vario 18 allows for precise vacuum settings.

The regulator must be pressed down to change the vacuum, which prevents inadvertent setting changes.

 

Medela Vario 18 c/i change liner

It features a built-in battery charger that allows for 30 minutes of cordless and mobile. Acoustic and visible alarms notify the user when the battery needs recharging.

Operating the Vario 18 c/i is both easy and intuitive. All accessories are designed to complement the device and prevent false connections.

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How to optimize fluid waste management

Did you know that 15% of all medical waste is hazardous or infectious?. This whitepaper will help you to:

  • Follow clear and conscious guidelines on how to optimize workflows for airway and surgical suction as well as infection control.
  • Understand the criteria for evidence-based and effective evaluation.
  • Learn about common misbeliefs with regards to medical waste management and how to counter them with facts & recommendations.
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Medela disposable collection system 1.5l and 2.5l for fluid collection

Disposable Collection System

For hygienic, easy-to-use and economic fluid management.

Disposable suction liners and reusable PC jars in sizes of 1.5 and 2.5 litres.

More info here

Disposable Collection System

Medela disposable collection system 1.5l and 2.5l for fluid collection

For hygienic, easy-to-use and economic fluid management.

Disposable suction liners and reusable PC jars in sizes of 1.5 and 2.5 litres.

More info here

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Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories reusable set 1l

Reusable Collection System

To collect secretions easily and economically. Autoclavable PSU jars and lid in sizes 1 and 2 litres.

More info here

 

Reusable Collection System

Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories reusable set 1l

To collect secretions easily and economically. Autoclavable PSU jars and lid in sizes 1 and 2 litres.

More info here

 

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Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories filter bacteria overflow

Filters

To protect the pump from overflow, particles and the environment from bacteria and odours.

Filters

Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories filter bacteria overflow

To protect the pump from overflow, particles and the environment from bacteria and odours.

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Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories carrying bag

Carrying Bag

For the safe transportation of the Vario pumps and accessories.

Carrying Bag

Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories carrying bag

For the safe transportation of the Vario pumps and accessories.

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Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories car connection cable

Car Connection Cable

For charging the pumps in the car

Car Connection Cable

Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories car connection cable

For charging the pumps in the car

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Medela fluid collection accessories clampholder single

Clamp Holder

To attach suction jars to standard rails.

Clamp Holder

Medela fluid collection accessories clampholder single

To attach suction jars to standard rails.

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Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories rail holder

Vario Rail Holder

For attaching the Vario pumps to standard rails.

Vario Rail Holder

Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories rail holder

For attaching the Vario pumps to standard rails.

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Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories universal-holder

Vario Universal Holder

To attach the Vario pumps to rails.

Vario Universal Holder

Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories universal-holder

To attach the Vario pumps to rails.

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Medela Basic and Dominant Flex accessories tubing coupling

Tubing

Disposable or reusable tubing in various materials, diameters and lengths

Tubing

Medela Basic and Dominant Flex accessories tubing coupling

Disposable or reusable tubing in various materials, diameters and lengths

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Accesories availabitliy may depend on local registration. For more information, please contact us 

Introduction to Vario 18

Introduction to Vario 18

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Unpacking and assembly of Vario 18

Unpacking and assembly of Vario 18

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Vario 18 with Disposable Collection System (DCS) setup demonstration

Vario 18 with Disposable Collection System (DCS) setup demonstration

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Vario 18 with Reusable Collection System (RCS) setup demonstration

Vario 18 with Reusable Collection System (RCS) setup demonstration

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The videos are for demonstration uses only and in no way replace the IFU.

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