Analgesic Gases and Oxygen Provider Level 2 (VTQ)

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Portable Suction Units

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If you are performing any type of resuscitation and the patient has vomit in their mouth, this needs to be removed beforehand. You do not want the patient to inhale it into their lungs when you are performing the resuscitation.

This can be done by turning the patient on its side. However, within the medical profession, you would have access to a portable suction unit. A portable suction unit is the basic type of unit. By squeezing the handle on the unit you can easily remove fluids that could be causing problems within the respiratory unit. This will be collected in the tank connected to the unit. The tank can be disconnected, allowing the unit to be disinfected or disposed of after usage. Every portable suction unit will have its own instructions so it is advisable to be familiar with these before an emergency occurs.