Homecare suction products for those with respiratory disorders and irrigation devices for care professionals can be purchased via Healthcare Equip, Australia. Our range covers all suction unit accessories including tubes, controllers and suction unit liners.
Home suction units are used to relieve the build-up of mucus and secretions from the windpipe (trachea) and larger airways (bronchi) in those suffering from a range of respiratory conditions such as cystic fibrosis, laryngectomy with tracheostomy, as well as those with neural damage that makes swallowing difficult. Use of a suction device can reduce the risk of aspiration in cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, and secondary respiratory infections. Our suction units are used in medical and home settings as battery or AC-operated devices with adjustable settings to increase comfort and free blocked and irritable airways. All devices have an own range of accessories that include suction catheters, disposable suction unit liners and irrigation tubes.
Suction catheters or suction tubes can be ordered in various diameters and in sterile packaging. These include paediatric sizes for the carers of young children with respiratory problems who prefer to keep equipment on hand to deal with emergency situations such as choking.
Suction devices require a degree of medical training. We therefore recommend that only trained caregivers, parents and patients use them. This recommendation also applies to the use of irrigation devices for the cleaning of open wounds, oral cavities and ears. Healthcare Equip irrigation unit users are expected to have been professionally trained to carry out specific irrigation procedures.