Short course: Basic knowledge on pressure, vacuum, flow and suction

2 modules

Course Length
7 mins

Medela Education Team

04 Jan 2023



Vacuum therapy is essential in medicine. Surgical suction pumps are needed in many kind of surgeries. In clinical care it is relevant to understand terms like low vacuum source, airway suctioning or negative pressure therapy. But how does a vacuum system work? What is the difference between negative pressure and vacuum? What do the terms like suction and flow mean? In this video you find all these terms and the physical definition clearly explained and illustrated.


Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the terms vacuum and negative pressure
  • Understand the difference between vacuum, flow and flow rate
  • Understand the difference between low, medium and high vacuum


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate: Basic knowledge on pressure, vacuum, flow and suction

Basic knowledge on pressure, vacuum, flow and suction
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