Author: Elmar Pätzold
Date of first publication: 11.06.2020
The Suctioning maneuver is foreseen for open suctioning maneuvers.
Use of closed suctioning systems requires a different approach as the focus is to maintain ventilation and stable PEEP application throughout the suctioning process.
How to perform an open suctioning maneuver:
* In the case of large airway leaks, the ventilator’s ability to detect a reconnection may be compromised. If ventilation does not resume immediately, the user can stop the maneuver manually.
How to perform a closed suctioning maneuver:
Note that the suctioning tool is disabled during high flow oxygen therapy.
The Suctioning maneuver can be deactivated by a special license key. Refer to your device’s software upgrade installation guide for this information.
Disable the Suctioning maneuver function if closed suctioning systems are in use to prevent false-positively triggered suctioning maneuver procedures, as this could compromise the benefits of closed suctioning.
When the Suctioning maneuver function has been deactivated, the O2 enrichment key can still be used for pre- and post-oxygenation. In this case, a drop in applied pressures and tidal volumes will not trigger the Suctioning maneuver function.
Relevant devices: HAMILTON-C1/C2/C3/C6/MR1/T1
HAMILTON-C6 SW v1.1.3 or lower
HAMILTON-C3 SW v2.0.5 or lower
HAMILTON-C2 SW v2.2.5 or lower
HAMILTON-C1/T1/MR1 SW v2.2.3 or lower