Suction device and suction bottle

Suction device, an important assistive device for ventilator users with tracheotomy

Suction device
Suction device

Description
The user has two suction devices to suction phlegm out of the airways when needed. One device stands next to the bed, the other is kept on the emergency equipment cart, see associated tip.

Disposable catheters are used for suction. To rinse the tube after use she takes water out of an ordinary bottle.

Paid for by
County Council

This tip is from 2008

The tube is rinsed clean with water
The tube is rinsed clean with water

Related tips

Ventilator
Ventilator
Ventilator and its placement on the wheelchair.
Adapted baggage cart
Adapted baggage cart
Emergency equipment cart for ventilator user.

Tipsare: Nina

Nina lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1996 and has a high tetraplegia (C4). She is a ventilator user. She has two personal assistants 24 hours a day.