1-19. SUCTION APPARATUS
A suction apparatus (see figure. 1-23) is used to siphon blood and other fluids
from the body cavities or areas in which the surgeon is operating. Another unit of this
type with its attachments is used by the anesthetist. If in-wall suction is available, a
suction container with tubing on a low-wheeled base is necessary. Equipment should
be tested immediately before low-wheeled base is necessary. Equipment should be
tested immediately before each operation. Containers for use with suction apparatus
are calibrated so that the drainage can be measured accurately. Additional containers
should be available in the room where the suction apparatus is being used.
Figure 1-23. Suction apparatus.