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Hand held suction devices
V-vac Res-q-vac Vitalograph
Cost: about £80 Cost: about £55 Cost: about £135
  • cartridges are easy to change
  • side overflow port keeps you clean
  • flat design means it may fit in your kit bag more easily than other models¬†
  • cheapest model available
  • simple and easy to use
  • cartridge can be easily removed and replaced
  • simple and easy to use
  • robust construction
  • needs big hands to operate comfortably
  • needs long arms to operate when yanker suction adapter is attached.
  • flat design means it may not fit in your kit bag as easily as other models
  • feels like the cheapest model available
  • cartridge clumsy to dispose of (separate cap likely to get lost)
  • poor overflow control
  • expensive
  • rear overflow port means excess vomit ends up in your lap
  • can be difficult to clean
Verdict:  good if you have strong hands, don't need to use it too often and have to clean up after yourself. Verdict: cheap and effective, but not very robust. Suitable for occasional use Verdict: worth the money if you're going to use it a lot, have someone else to clean it for you afterwards and you don't forget where the overflow is pointing.
to purchase contact
Laerdal Medical
01689 876634
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DISCLAIMER- reviews are impartial personal opinion and are based on my own experience with the product.  There is no conflict of interest.  No responsibility can be taken for any actions based on these reviews.



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