- Friday, October 24, 2008
SOMERSET, PA – DeVilbiss Healthcare recently launched its new VacuAide® Compact Suction Unit.
As a high flow/high vacuum device, the DeVilbiss Vacu-Aide Compact Suction Unit quickly, efficiently and safely evacuates secretions from a patient’s airway, eliminating the feeling of suffocation and allowing for improved respiration.
“The Vacu-Aide clears the airway in one or two passes, rather than multiple passes like other units on the market,” said Karen Mosholder, Global Manager, Aerosol Delivery and Suction Products, for DeVilbiss Healthcare. “This unit helps to minimize patient discomfort by being able to perform the task in a quicker, more effective manner.”
The Vacu-Aide Compact Suction Unit also features an adjustable vacuum range (50-550 mmHg), which means that it can be used on patients of any age – newborn to adult. This lightweight, durable suction unit is easily transported in its inconspicuous carrying bag, can accommodate travel to any country and can function under many extreme circumstances.
“The DeVilbiss Vacu-Aide Compact Suction Unit is the only suction unit on the market certified to the rigorous ISO 10079-1 Safety Standard for Suction Equipment,” said Mosholder. “This certification demonstrates that the suction unit meets drop test and shock vibration tests, does not interfere with other medical equipment and works in a wide range of environmental temperatures. ISO 10079-1 certification also ensures the unit meets the Collection Canister and Tubing Collapsibility Test -- the reusable and disposable canisters provide reliable, consistent performance.”
With additional certification to the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics Standard for Environmental Conditions & Test; Procedures for Airborne Equipment, travel to other countries with the VacuAide Compact Suction unit is trouble-free. The Vacu-Aide Compact Suction Unit will not interfere with a plane’s navigation system. And with a multitude of power options, including car/RV receptacle power and 60- minute battery, it can be used virtually anywhere under some of the most extreme circumstances.
“DeVilbiss Healthcare is proud to be able to provide such a robust suction unit with unmatched performance and durability,” said Mosholder. “ The Vacu-Aide Compact Suction Unit performs consistently at all times and provides optimal portability for improved quality of life.”
For more information on the Vacu-Aide Compact Suction Unit, visit www.DeVilbissHealthcare.com or contact your DeVilbiss Healthcare Account Manager.
DeVilbiss Healthcare is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of respiratory medical products that address the respiratory needs of patients in institutional and homecare settings. DeVilbiss products are manufactured in the United States, Europe and Asia and are distributed in more than 100 countries around the world.