Open Suction Catheter (600PCs)

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Model Number: NH-51321

Brand: Niche Healthcare

  • Packaged in a straight pack.
  • With clear length mark and frosted surface.
  • Full range of sizes from 6Fr to 18Fr.


Open suction catheters play a crucial role in respiratory care, particularly in the removal of respiratory secretions from patients who may have difficulty clearing their airways. Here are several healthcare benefits associated with the use of open suction catheters in the National Health Service (NHS) and similar healthcare settings:

  1. Airway Clearance: Open suction catheters are utilized to remove excess mucus and respiratory secretions from the airways of patients. This promotes optimal airway clearance, preventing complications such as airway obstruction and improving overall respiratory function.

  2. Improved Oxygenation: By effectively clearing the airways of mucus and secretions, open suction catheters contribute to improved oxygenation. This is particularly important for patients who may have impaired respiratory function, such as those with respiratory infections, ventilator-dependent individuals, or those recovering from surgery.

  3. Prevention of Respiratory Complications: Regular suctioning with open suction catheters helps prevent respiratory complications such as atelectasis, pneumonia, and respiratory distress. Removing accumulated secretions reduces the risk of infection and improves respiratory efficiency.

  4. Facilitation of Ventilator Support: Patients on mechanical ventilation often require suctioning to maintain airway patency. Open suction catheters are instrumental in assisting ventilated patients by ensuring the removal of secretions and promoting effective ventilation.

  5. Enhanced Breathing Comfort: Suctioning with open catheters helps enhance the comfort of patients by relieving them of the sensation of excessive mucus or secretions in the airways. This can be particularly beneficial for patients with chronic respiratory conditions or those recovering from surgery.

  6. Support for Respiratory Monitoring: Open suction catheters are commonly used in the monitoring and management of patients in critical care settings. Regular suctioning allows healthcare providers to assess respiratory status and intervene promptly if necessary.

  7. Prevention of Aspiration: Efficient suctioning helps prevent the aspiration of respiratory secretions, reducing the risk of complications such as pneumonia. This is especially critical in patients who may have difficulty swallowing or managing their own airway secretions.

  8. Reduction of Respiratory Distress: For patients experiencing respiratory distress due to mucus accumulation, open suction catheters provide rapid relief by removing the obstructing secretions and facilitating easier breathing.

  9. Adaptability for Different Patient Populations: Open suction catheters are available in various sizes and configurations, making them adaptable for use with different patient populations, including adults, children, and neonates.

  10. Maintenance of Patent Airways: Open suction catheters are essential for maintaining patent airways in patients who are unable to clear secretions independently. This is critical for preventing complications and ensuring effective gas exchange in the lungs.

  11. Infection Control: The use of sterile open suction catheters and adherence to infection control protocols help minimize the risk of introducing infections into the airways. This is crucial for patient safety, especially in healthcare environments where infection prevention is a priority.

  12. Educational Tool: Open suction catheters serve as educational tools for healthcare professionals, allowing them to demonstrate proper suctioning techniques and reinforce infection control practices.

It’s important to note that the proper use of open suction catheters requires training and adherence to established protocols to ensure patient safety and the effectiveness of the suctioning procedure. Additionally, consideration of the patient’s condition, assessment of the need for suctioning, and monitoring for potential complications are integral parts of respiratory care practices in healthcare settings.


Cat. No. Description Qty/Case(Pcs)
NH-51321 Suction Catheter, F6, 2.0±0.1mm x 381mm, Light Green 600
NH-51322 Suction Catheter, F8, 2.67±0.1mm x 386mm, Blue 600
NH-51323 Suction Catheter, F10, 3.33±0.1mm x 561mm, White 600
NH-51324 Suction Catheter, F12, 4.00±0.1mm x 557mm, Yellow 600
NH-51325 Suction Catheter, F14, 4.67±0.1mm x 557mm, Green 600
NH-51326 Suction Catheter, F16, 5.33±0.1mm x 557mm, Orange 600
NH-51327 Suction Catheter, F18, 6.00±0.1mm x 557mm, Red 600


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