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Cleaning of Non-Portable Medical Suction Canisters and Liners: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: October 26, 2020
Project Number: RA1147-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Device
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of changing or cleaning non-portable medical suction canisters and liners every 24 hours in patients requiring medical suction?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding changing or cleaning non-portable medical suction canister and liners?

Key Message

Four evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding changing or cleaning non-portable medical suction canister and liners. No literature was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of changing or cleaning non-portable medical suction canisters and liners every 24 hours in patients requiring medical suction.