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Self Aspirator.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to allow a person with a tracheostomy and no functional arm use to suction independently; developed by a polio patient. Describes device made of a 4 ounce plastic bottle with a 1 inch long india rubber stopper with two 1/4 inch holes in it, and 1/4 inch plastic tubing; a short piece to reach the mouth, and a longer one which remains plugged into the trach. The bottle is held in place at the patient's shoulder, reachable by turning the head. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Wilks, Roy TITLE: Self Aspirator JOURNAL: Toomey j Gazette REF: Spring-Summer 1962: p 41 PAGES (including cover): 2 1962.

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01/15/2001