The Quickdraw weighs less than three pounds fits in an aid bag and suctions more efficiently than a standard suction unit.
The tactical SSCOR Quickdraw OD is configured especially for military field use, provides vacuum as efficient as any large aspirator but weighs 2.6 pounds and easily fits into an aid bag. The alkaline battery technology meets the needs of users who wish to store the device and not keep it on charge at all times.
Alkaline batteries have a long shelf life, require no charging, pack a lot of power for long run times. The disposable alkaline battery pack will power the Quickdraw for 3 continuous hours before needing to be replaced. The LED on the side of the Quickdraw monitors the battery voltage of the alkaline battery pack and lights to alert the user the voltage in the battery pack is becoming low and should be replaced.
SSCOR also includes a ‘AAA’ battery holder which accepts ten (10) standard off the shelf ‘AAA’ alkaline batteries. A ‘AAA’ battery holder will power the Quickdraw for 60-100 minutes.
Blog: Portable Suction Device Considerations for Tactical Medicine
The high probability of traumatic injuries resulting from tactical medical scenarios ensures the need for suction. Gunshot wounds, blast injuries, or toxic exposures will produce bleeding and respiratory threats, all of which may require suction. But like other tactical gear, your portable suction unit must be designed with certain specifications in mind:
• Portability – the unit must be small enough to fit within a trauma bag and lightweight, for ease of carry.
• Durability – the suction unit must be able to withstand the rigors of tactical environments, which may include extreme temperatures and weather patterns.
• Reliability – steadfast battery power must be provided, along with replacements, for extended incidents.
• Functionality – the unit must supply the necessary negative pressure needed for multi-system trauma, while still meeting the physical requirements of tactical gear.
SAM D. SAY - FEB 23, 2018