Which Medical Suction Unit is Best for You?

People always ask us which one is best. So which one is actually best? Well, it depends on a number of factors.

  • How portable does it need to be?
  • Does it just sit in a clinic room or do you need to carry it long distances?
  • How often is it being used?
  • Would it help if it was rechargeable for a little more flexibility or is it OK plugged in?
  • Do you want to use a disposable liner system?

Our three best selling medical aspirators (suction units)

DeVilbiss VacuAide Portable Suction Unit 7325P-U

A fantastic all rounder and one of the most popular. The DeVilbiss Vacu-Aide Portable Suction Unit is designed to perform effective airways suctioning in a comfortable, safe and hygienic way. It has a large suction pressure range and 27 l/min flow rate for optimum performance yet an operating sound level of just <59dBA, making it one of the quieter suction units available for its type. It is supplied with its own carry bag and is easy to carry around, 12 Volt DC adapter and a multi voltage power supply. The unit is rechargeable and is also compatible with our Flovac Disposable Liner System.

CA-MI AS100 Medical Aspirator

Also a good all rounder. It is not as portable as the DeVilbiss 7325P as it's non-rechargeable, but it does have an optional carry case add on. At only £210 and an impressive 40l/min airflow rate it makes an excellent value clinic based medical suction unit. It's made by the same people who produce the Flovac disposable liners and therefore ideal for the busier practice.

CA-MI New Hospivac 400:

Footswitch variation

CA-MI New Hospivac 400

The ideal unit for stationary clinics, the CA-MI New Hospivac 400 boasts the strongest airflow rate at 90l/min and comes with Flovac liners as standard. It has three variations to choose from: 

  • Basic - Standard unit with mains cable, canisters and tubing accessories
  • Footswitch - Includes a foot pedal to more easily turn suction on/off
  • Full - As with the footswitch variation, this model comes with the foot pedal and a switchover button so that you can easily swap between which canister you are using without having to swap over tubing.

The main differences between suction units at a glance

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Please be aware that all suction units are CE marked to remove material from the airway or respiratory support system and infectious materials from wounds. They will therefore be classified as an adapted device if used aurally, and certain rules must be followed as governed by the MHRA. It's not difficult to comply and you can find help and more information here.