How to Use the 3A Aspeed Professional Aspirator
Thursday, 9 May 2019 | Paul
The 3A Aspeed Professional Aspirator is a professional unit for clinical and domestic use for secretion aspiration. It features a vacuum regulator, a vacuum gauge, and a collection container with a protection device to prevent the ingress of liquid into the suction pump. Moreover, the aspirator ensures lifetime lubrication, is easy to handle, simple to use, reliable, strong, and conveniently silent.
Due to its many components and functionalities, however, assembling and starting to use this professional-grade aspirator can at first seem like a daunting task. This short guide is here to explain what the essential components of the 3A Aspeed Professional Aspirator are, and how to assemble them for correct use of the device.
Components of the 3A Aspeed Professional Aspirator
The 3A Aspeed Professional Aspirator is supplied with everything you need to start using it right away. This includes:
While the 3A Aspeed Professional Aspirator includes everything you need, here at Health and Care you can also purchase all of the components separately:
Using the 3A Aspeed Professional Aspirator
Each time before use, first ensure that all the accessories are perfectly clean. Proceed as following:
How Do I Use the Secretion Collection Jar?
The collection jar supplied with the aspirator can be used in two ways: as a collection vessel that can be sterilised, or as a collection vessel with a disposable liner (included with the purchase).
Sterilisable Collection Jar
The antibacterial filter should be inserted directly into the top of the jar. Do not use the aspirator without the antibacterial filter, because from a bacteriological point of view, this can become dangerous for the patient. The collection jar is supplied with an overflow valve, a polypropylene plug and a polycarbonate vessel.
All the components of the vessel can be sterilised using a conventional system in an autoclave at a temperature of 121°C, or by boiling them for 10 minutes. We recommend replacing the complete vessel at every 30 sterilisation cycles. Do not overturn the vessel during use, in order to prevent the intervention of the non-return valve; should this occur, switch the aspirator off and detach the tube connected to the antibacterial filter.
Collection Jar with Disposable Bag
The aspirator can also be used with the collection jar and with the disposable jar liner supplied. In this case, the antibacterial filter is integrated in the disposable bag, and therefore the antibacterial filter and the blue top with valve are not used. This method requires replacing the disposable bag.
To clean and disinfect the tubes and jar, sterilise the single parts in an autoclave at a maximum temperature of 121°C, or by boiling for 10 minutes. The bag is disposable and must always be replaced after every use.