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How to Use the 3A Aspeed Professional Aspirator

Thursday, 9 May 2019

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.

3A Aspeed Professional Aspirator

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:

  • 1 x Collection jar
  • 1 x Disposable jar liner
  • 1 x Suction tubing
  • 1 x Suction catheter
  • 1 x Spare filter
  • 1 x Connector and flow regulator

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:

  1. Assemble the appliance by fitting the jar with the antibacterial filter, connecting the manual flow regular and suction tubing, and inserting the disposable liner (if using).
  2. Using the vacuum regulartor, can set the desired vacuum value (bar). By turning the knob to "+", you will obtain a higher vacuum, and by turning it towards "-" a lower one.
  3. Start the appliance by placing the switch to the "I" position.
  4. After the application, switch off the appliance, detach the supply cord from the current socket, clean all of the reusable parts, and discard the disposable components.

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).

500ml Replacement Vase for 3A Professional Aspirators
500ml Replacement Vase for 3A Professional Aspirators

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.

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