AC POWERED ASPIRATOR
OPERATOR//MAINTENANCE M A N U A L Squire-Cogswell/Aeros Instruments Inc 1111 Lakeside Drive Gurnee, Illinois 60031-4099 1-800-662-5822/847-855-0800 Fax: 847-855-6218 www.aeros-instruments.com
The purpose of the Care-e-vac®ac is to perform oral and tracheal aspiration procedures. The Squire-Cogswell/Aeros Care-e-vac®ac is an AC powered, portable aspirator. It comes equipped with an 800cc canister, a hydrophobic filter, a Yankauer tip and 6 ft. tubing.
This manual covers the Care-e-vac®ac in the following sections:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE ………………………………….. P AGE 3 PAGE
TROUBLESHOOTING ……………………………………….. P AGE 4 PAGE
DEVICE SPECIFICA TIONS …………………………………. P AGE 5 SPECIFICATIONS PAGE
If, after reading this manual you require additional information, please contact Squire-Cogswell/ Aeros Instruments’ Customer Service Department at 800-662-5822 or your local SquireCogswell/Aeros Dealer.
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IMPORT ANT IMPORTANT ANT:: This device is for use only by persons properly trained in medical suction techniques and in the operation of suction equipment. Improper use could cause injury injury.. Thoroughly read this operation manual and familiarize yourself with the operation of the Care-e-vac®-ac before using this device. DANGER: POSSIBLE EXPLOSION HAZARD IF USED IN THE PRESENCE OF FLAMMABLE ANESTHETICS.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
PRIOR T O INITIAL USE TO Upon receiving your new Care-e-vac®ac, visually inspect your unit to ensure it is in good working order and that no damage has occurred during shipment. The Care-e-vac®ac will use any collection device. However, if you are not using the Aeros 800cc disposable collection canister, make sure that the collection device that is being used is equipped with a safety overflow mechanism to protect the pump from accidental overflow flow.. Ensure that you have the appropriate collection device, suction tubing and aspirator tip for patient use. The Care-e-vac®ac is now ready to be used.
OPERA TION INSTRUCTIONS OPERATION 1.
Ensure that the hydrophobic filter tubing assembly is connected from the vacuum port of the Care-e-vac®-ac to the vacuum port of the collection canister and the 6 ft. tubing is connected from the patient port of the collection canister to the aspirating tip that will be used.
Turn the unit “ON”.
Pinch the patient tubing closed. Using the VACUUM REGULA REGULAT TOR knob, adjust the vacuum level to the least amount of vacuum that will be necessary to properly suction the patient.
Release the pinched tubing and suction the patient as needed
Turn the unit “OFF”.
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PROCESSING AND CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS 1.
Wipe the surface of the unit clean with mild antiseptic and a soft clean cloth. Do not allow any cleaning solution to spill into the vent on the sizes of the unit.
Pump does not turn on 1. Unit is not plugged in. when the power switch 2. Faulty electrical connections. is depressed. 3. Blown fuse 4. Pump is not operational
1. Plug the unit into a 120V AC outlet. 2. Check all electrical connections for possible loose connections. 3. Replace fuse. 4. Replace the pump.
Pump runs when the 1. Regulator is turned all the way off. switch is depressed but there is no vacuum at 2. Improper tubing connection or outlet crimped tube in the system.
1. Turn regulator knob clockwise to start flow or increase vacuum. 2. Check all external vacuum paths for crimped tubing. If still no vacuum, check all internal tubing connections. 3. Clean vacuum regulator. 4. Check canister for any cracks. Verify that all ports on the canister lid are tight. 5. Replace filter.
3. Vacuum regulator is dirty. 4. Collection canister improperly installed or defective. 5. Hydrophobic filter is obstructed. 1. Improper tubing connections. Vacuum gauge reads zero when vacuum is available at the vacuum outlet. 2. Gauge is broken
1. Verify that all internal tubing connections are tight and secure.
2. Replace the gauge
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DEVICE SPECIFICA TIONS SPECIFICATIONS
PUMP Single cylinder, oil-less diaphragm type. PERFORMANCE Vacuum Range: Free Air Flow:
Up to 450mm Hg 28 LPM minimum
CONTROLS Vacuum Regulator: Vacuum Gauge:
Rotary type on panel Calibrated to 0 – 20”/500mm Hg
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS AC: 115 Volts, 60 Hz, 2.5A COLLECTION DEVICE Canister: Capacity: Tubing: Suction Tip:
Disposable plastic with mechanical shutoff 800cc standard 6 ft. (183 cm) disposable sterile plastic Disposable Yankauer with control vent
PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS Overall Height: Overall Width: Overall Depth: Weight:
9.0 in. 11.5 in. 6.5 in. 6.5 lbs.
(22.9 cm) (29.2 cm) (16.5 cm) (3 kg)
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LISTED 544U FM 33489
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Squire-Cogswell/Aeros Instruments Inc 1111 Lakeside Drive • Gurnee, IL 60031 1-800-662-5822 / 847-855-0800 Fax: (847) 855-6218 www.aerosinstruments.com 754100 (Rev.4) 10/2003