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Offline Asclepius

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Improvised suction
« on: March 11, 2010, 07:51:12 PM »
After being most displeased with the squeezebox suction devices, I happened upon the most ingenious improvised suction device:

Take a 60 ml catheter tipped syringe
http://www.amazon.com/Catheter-Tip-60-CC-Syringe/dp/B0002YFRBG/ref=pd_sim_k_1

Snip part of the cath tip down to make the opening bigger

Then tape a nasopharyngeal airway device over the end
http://www.amazon.com/Moore-Medical-Nasopharyngeal-Airway-Kit/dp/B0015TF4G0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1268362123&sr=8-1

Advantages:
Small/lightweight
Simple
Parts can be used for other things

Disadvantages:
Takes 2 hands to use
Not as good as a battery powered device

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Re: Improvised suction
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2010, 05:18:18 PM »
Cool, good tip, thanks for posting it.