SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Tracheal suction catheter 1 side hole

All Wales Contract: Suction catheter/Tubing and related items
Sterility Status: Sterile.
Usage Status: Single use.


Transparent PVC catheter with a terminal hole and 1 side eye at patient end and female funnel connector at proximal end. The catheter is available in several Charriere sizes.


Key areas where used

  • A & E
  • General ward use
  • Theatres
  • ITU

Method of use

A suction connecting tube and cannister are connected (see appropriate datacards) to a suction source. The distal end of the connecting tube is secured to the catheter. Foreign matter and pulmonary secretions are removed from the respiratory pathways by advancing the catheter into the oropharynx or trachea directly or through an endotracheal or tracheostomy tube. Suction is applied and the catheter is gently rotated whilst being withdrawn. Suction is controlled using a vacuum control device attached to the connecting tube.


Individually wrapped in a peel pouch

Sizes Required

  • 5/6/8/10/12/14/16/18Ch

Relevant Standards

The following standards are relevant to this product;

Organisation Standard No. Title
BSI BS EN 1733:2002 Suction catheters for use in the respiratory tract


Coding System Code Description
NSV FSQ7600/889/890/891/892/893/894/7680 Catheter suction tracheal, terminal and 1 side hole, sterile IW, 5-18Ch

Example products

The following table lists examples of products known to be acceptable for this product description.

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Suction catheter SC1005/1006/1008/1010/1012/1014/1016/1018 Pennine Healthcare

Revision Details

Editor Nicole Toyick
Revision No 1.7
Revision date 2006/05/08

Please inform SMTL of any inaccuracies noted or changes requiredin this datacard.


This datacard has been prepared as an aid to contracting forpurchasers in the NHS in Wales, and shouldnot be used as a substitute for literature, instructions or training from the manufacturersof the devices.

Products mentioned in this datacard are for illustration purposes onlyand should not be seen as an endorsement of these products.

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