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How the DeVilbiss Vacu-Aide Quiet Suction Unit Benefits You?

How the DeVilbiss Vacu-Aide Quiet Suction Unit Benefits You?
Kevin Cleary

Many people may require additional medical support at home after dealing with a medical condition either in the hospital or in a clinical setting. Those who suffer from certain respiratory issues or infectious wounds may need to drain excess fluid from these trouble spots at home. The convenience of being able to accomplish this at home cannot be overstated. Instead of traveling to the doctor’s office or local hospital, patients can now use the DeVilbiss Vacu-AideQuiet Suction Unit in the comfort and privacy of their own home. It’s an efficient and quieter way to drain fluids in privacy.

Understanding Your DeVilbiss Vacu-Aide Quiet Suction Unit

Anytime there is a medical need to remove fluid from the body the use of the suction unit can make the process more convenient and private. It is obviously more convenient to do this therapy in your home then have to go to a medical center or hospital to achieve these results. The DeVilbiss Quiet Suction Unit allows the user to perform any suction therapy in their home or even on the road utilizing the portability of the battery option. This unit has been manufactured and tested to the ISO 10079-1:1999 standard for suction equipment. This includes the following tests:

  1. Electromagnetic Compatibility Test: This unit does not interfere or isn’t susceptible to interference from other equipment such as ventilators.
  2. Drop Test and Shock Vibration Test: Unit is less susceptible to damage when dropped or during shipping.
  3. Excessive Temperature Test: Works effectively in a wide range of temperatures.

This suction unit not only makes suction therapy quieter, but also simple and easy. It can be utilized for a multitude of maladies that include:

  • Visible secretions
  • Suspected aspiration of gastric/upper airway secretions
  • Coarse rhonchi and expiratory wheezing audible with/without auscultation
  • Frequent or congested sounding cough

The Vacu-Aide Quiet Suction Unit meets guidelines set by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for neonatal, infant, child, and adult home care suctioning. They include:

  • Neonates 60-80 mm Hg
  • Infants 80-100 mm Hg
  • Children 100-120 mm Hg
  • Adults 100-150 mm Hg

Any suction therapy should follow guidelines set forth by the American Association for Respiratory Care for suctioning of the patient at home. This can be done with or without an artificial airway. This can include nasal, oropharyngeal, and endotracheal suctioning.

AARC Guideline: Suctioning of the patient at home

Getting Started with your Devilbiss Vacu-Aide Unit

Your physician can determine if you are a candidate for suction therapy at home. At only 6.6 pounds, this unit has a small footprint which can easily lead to greater patient compliance for treatment. With an integrated gauge and flow regulator, its easy-to-turn knob increases control and ease-of-use, making any treatment more user-friendly and intuitive. The DeVilbiss Vacu-Aide Quiet Suction Unit has a free flow rate of 27 liters /minute, but protects the user against an overflow of fluid by incorporating a float shut off to avoid any potential mess even though this unit can hold up to 800 mL of fluid. Unlike some units that are purely AC powered, this unit offers a multitude of power options that includes AC/DC power cords as well as a battery option for portability. Choose which option best fits your lifestyle!!

Keeping Your Devilbiss Vacu-Aide Unit Clean

In order to keep your unit working properly and to extend its operating lifetime, it is important to perform regular, routine maintenance and cleaning. After disassembling the Quiet Suction Unit, a simple bath in soapy water can keep your unit clean and functioning properly. You should take care to not get the filter wet when cleaning. Simply remove it and set it aside.

Once the unit has air dried completely (air drying is more sanitary), simply reassemble the unit and be sure to reinsert or replace the filter you removed before cleaning the unit. You are ready to go!!

Any respiratory or wound suctioning therapy can now be done in the privacy of your own home or anywhere you need to be. No longer do you need to brave the elements to go to a medical center or your doctor’s office in order to overcome any discomfort fluid buildup in your body may present. With a variety of powered options, the DeVilbiss Vacu-Aide Quiet Suction Unit has all your bases covered. It’s quiet performance and smaller size allows for greater patient compliance, therefore eliminating many potential hazards associated with noncompliance. You should work with your doctor or respiratory therapist to become fully trained in home use and regain more independence and a greater quality of life.


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HPFY Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.

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