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Post Covid-19 pandemic shapes new Healthcare standards

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Throughout and following the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been increased awareness regarding disease transmission and prevention. Consequently, hospitals are prioritizing the optimization of hygiene standards. This entails the implementation of stringent infection control policies within hospital facilities, while healthcare professionals are actively seeking out advanced equipment solutions to strengthen preventive measures against cross-contamination. Their primary objective is to ensure patient safety within a sanitized environment, all while ensuring their own protection. 

Amidst this evolving landscape of elevated hospital standards and emphasis on infection prevention, portable suction machines emerge as an invaluable asset, offering significant and timely benefits. These devices play a crucial role in mitigating the risk of cross-contamination and facilitating versatile care, thus contributing to the overall safety and efficiency of healthcare delivery. 

 

Wall suction increases the risk of viral transmission 

Many hospitals and private clinics currently rely on traditional wall-mounted suction units that present several challenges. Unfortunately, studies have demonstrated that wall-mounted airway suction devices increases the risk of cross-contamination:

  • Wall-mounted devices are difficult to keep sterile, and operational failures (including overflows) risk contaminating an entire system, increasing risk of cross-contamination.
  • A previous study looking at contamination rates for wall-mounted suction units discovered contamination on over 30% of devices. 

 

Recently, the National Health Service (NHS) highlighted the role of portable suction devices in infection control, and these technologies are categorized as "Required" in the World Health Organization's (WHO) booklet for Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Treatment Centers. 

 

Medela’s Professional Mobile Suction system speaks for High quality and hygiene standards 

Medela provides a Complete and Full Mobile range of Professional Vacuum Systems with Swiss made quality and engineering. The Robust Piston Technology reassures a long lasting and efficient performance, while the complete range of Consumables have a customized design for using them attached to the pump device.  

On top, the complete range promises Optimal Hygiene standards with premium equipment in place:

  • The overflow protection Safety set on pump that ensures safe fluid collection
  • The bacteria/viral filters in a close integrated system that protect the device from contamination 
  • The solidifier ingredient within the Disposable liners that eliminate the risk of spillage and splash back 
  • The sleek design with minimal grooves for effective cleaning and sanitization
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