Pediatrics and maternity
Airway suctioning is used to clear secretions that build up in the respiratory tract. The insertion of a tracheostomy tube is a common situation that can lead to increased production of mucus and the patient's decreased ability to clear this mucus by normal means, such as coughing. Airway suctioning restores proper air flow by removing excess mucus that can prevent air from passing through the tracheostomy tube.
Medela understands that the needs of young patients are different than those of adults and has therefore developed an airway suction pump specifically suited to young children. The key features of these pumps are low-noise operation and guaranteed hygiene, coupled with features such as a special safety chamber and overflow protection to eliminate pump contamination.