In what circumstances would this equipment be provided?
Upon assessment of child/young person's clinical need. This may be because your child is struggling with their oral secretions (saliva) and following an assessment either by your Speech and Language practitioner, physiotherapist or Consultant, then it may be deemed appropriate to have a suction machine that can be used by the parent/carer to keep your childs airway clear of their secretions.
Where is this equipment used?
Home, school, community and respite.
Who does this equipment belong to?
Childrens Community Nursing Service.
Typical Lifespan of equipment
According to manufacturers guidelines.
Is demonstration or training required prior to use?
Is regular maintenance required?
Who is responsible for maintenance of equipment?
How is maintenance undertaken?
Through logging via MPCE system.
Is regular cleaning required?
Who is responsible for cleaning of equipment?
Patient or their guardian.
How is cleaning undertaken?
By following provided manufacturers guidelines.
What happens when the equipment is no longer suitable or required?
It gets returned to MPCE if the item is deemed unrepariable. If it is not required, it can go back in to the main CCNS Stock and be used for other patients.