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Yankauer Handle

Yankauer handles connected to the suction connecting tube are used for suctioning oropharyngeal secretions in order to prevent aspiration. Additionally, a yankauer can be utilized to clear operative sites during surgical procedures and its suctioned volume can be counted as blood loss during surgery.

New Product: CH30 Yankauer Handle & CH35 Connecting Tube.

CH30 Yankauer Handle & CH35 Suction Connecting Tube

The CH30 Yankauer Handle & CH35 Connecting Tube is large-size suction devices made from PVC. They feature an 11.7mm OD, 3.5m length tube, and a two-piece Yankauer design with a perforated flat tip. Options include with or without control valve to meet different surgical needs.

  • Customizable lengths based on specific customer needs.

  • Lightweight build reduces hand fatigue in lengthy operations.

Type Of Yankauer Handle

GCMEDICA offers over 90 types of yankauer tips, ensuring that you will find the specific type you require.

Applications in Medical Procedures

The Yankauer Handle, a staple in medical facilities worldwide, has evolved to become a versatile tool in various medical interventions. Its design, featuring a firm yet maneuverable suction tip, enables healthcare professionals to perform with precision and efficiency.

1. Oral Suctioning

Originally designed for oral suction, the Yankauer Handle remains a primary tool in this domain. It is used extensively in dental procedures, airway management during surgeries, and emergency settings. Its ability to effectively clear the oral cavity of saliva, blood, or other obstructions makes it vital in maintaining a clear airway, thereby preventing aspiration and ensuring patient safety.

2. Surgical Applications

In surgical settings, the Yankauer Handle is indispensable. Surgeons rely on it for clear visibility, using it to remove blood and other fluids from the operative field. This not only provides a better view of the surgical area but also reduces the risk of postoperative infections.

3. Wound Cleaning and Care

Beyond surgeries, the Yankauer Handle finds its use in general wound care. It aids in gentle yet effective cleaning of wounds, removing debris and exudate, which is crucial in preventing infection and promoting faster healing.

4. Gastroenterology

In gastroenterological procedures, such as endoscopies, the Yankauer Handle helps in maintaining a clear field by removing excess fluids, ensuring that the procedures are carried out smoothly and efficiently.

5. Emergency Situations

In emergency medicine, the Yankauer Handle is a lifesaver. Its use in quickly clearing airways in cases of trauma or respiratory distress is critical. Its robust design allows for rapid, effective suctioning, which can be crucial in life-saving situations.

Yankauer Handle Applications in Medical Procedures

Maintenance and Sterilization of the Yankauer Handle

Maintaining the Yankauer Handle is crucial for its longevity and effectiveness. Proper care ensures patient safety and preserves the integrity of this vital tool. Here are key guidelines:

1. Cleaning Procedures

After each use, the Yankauer Handle must be thoroughly cleaned. This involves rinsing it under running water to remove debris and bodily fluids. Using mild detergents can help in effectively cleaning the surface without damaging the material.

2. Sterilization Techniques

Sterilization is crucial for infection control. The Yankauer Handle can be sterilized using various methods such as autoclaving, ethylene oxide, or hydrogen peroxide plasma. Each method has its advantages and is chosen based on the facility's capabilities and the handle's material composition.

3. Regular Inspections

Regular inspections are essential to ensure the handle's functionality. Checking for cracks, wear, or damage is crucial, as these can compromise its effectiveness and safety. Any damaged handles should be replaced immediately.

4. Storage Practices

Proper storage is as important as cleaning. The Yankauer Handle should be stored in a dry, clean environment to prevent contamination. Many facilities use sealed containers or designated storage areas to ensure the handle remains sterile until its next use.

5. Training and Awareness

Finally, training medical staff on the proper care and handling of the Yankauer Handle is vital. Awareness about its maintenance ensures that all staff members follow the protocols, maintaining a high standard of patient care and safety.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Yankauer Handle


Q1: How do you use a Yankauer Handle?

A1: Using a Yankauer Handle involves a few key steps. Firstly, it must be connected to a suction source. Once connected, the healthcare professional can activate the suction. The tip of the Yankauer is carefully inserted into the area where suction is needed, such as the mouth or surgical site. The user must gently maneuver the handle, ensuring that the tip does not harm the surrounding tissue. It's often used to remove fluids or debris, ensuring a clear field of view or a clear airway. The procedure requires skill and precision to avoid causing any injury or discomfort.

Q2: What is a suction handle used for?

A2: A suction handle, like the Yankauer, is used primarily to remove liquids and debris from a patient's body during medical procedures. In surgical contexts, it keeps the field clear by aspirating blood, saline, and other fluids. In dental or oral procedures, it helps maintain a clear airway by removing saliva, blood, or vomit. In emergency medical situations, it can be a critical tool for preventing aspiration and maintaining clear airways. Its design allows for targeted suction, making it an invaluable tool in various medical scenarios.

Q3: How is the Yankauer Handle sterilized?

A3: Sterilization can be achieved through various methods such as autoclaving, ethylene oxide, or hydrogen peroxide plasma. The method chosen depends on the handle's material and the available resources of the medical facility.

Q4: What materials are used to make Yankauer Handles?

A4: Yankauer Handles are typically made from durable materials like stainless steel or plastic. The choice of material depends on the intended use and the need for sterilization compatibility.

Q5: How do you pronounce Yankauer?

A5: The name "Yankauer" is pronounced as "Yang-kow-er." The emphasis is on the first syllable, 'Yang', which rhymes with 'bang.' The second part, 'kow', is pronounced like the word 'cow', and the last syllable, 'er', sounds like the 'er' in 'her' or 'sir.' This pronunciation is widely accepted in medical communities globally and is named after the inventor, Sidney Yankauer, who was an American otolaryngologist.

Customer Reviews for GCmedica Yankauer Handle

  • 1.Nadia Boucher


    "As a surgical nurse, the Yankauer Handle is a tool I rely on daily. Its effectiveness in maintaining a clear surgical site is unparalleled. Plus, its ease of sterilization makes it a hygienic and safe choice for patient care."

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