Additional Support Documentation for SAM units supplied as part of the Covid-19 response
This page has been created to provide additional support documentation to end users for the SAM medical suction units that have been supplied as part of the general Covid-19 response. Currently this applies to our SAM 12 and SAM 35 Suction units as large numbers of these units have been specifically supplied although it is intended that this page will be expanded to include additional support information for other SAM models over the coming weeks and months.
At the moment, the additional information includes ;
Technical Details for the unit
A digital copy of the User Manual \ Instructions for Use
A basic training presentation
Details of key consumables
It is intended that training videos will also be added to further assist both end user medics and support engineers.
Warranty and Certificates
Information on Regulatory Certificates and Warranties for both of the above units can be found by clicking HERE.
SAM Anti-Bacterial filters - The Blue Filter fitted on the filter mount located on the top of both the SAM 12 and SAM 35 units. These filters should be changed regularly as per the hospitals infection control procedures. Available in boxes of 24 under part number MSP1002 directly from MGE or alternatively from NHS Supply Chain under part FPA346.
SAM Hydrophobic Anti-Bacterial filters - An in-line green filter fitted inside the unit to provide protection to the pump from liquid ingress. Requires intermittant checking as per hospital service periods and should be replaced if discoloured or unit performance drops. Available in boxes of 24 under part number MSP1003 directly from MGE or alternatively from NHS Supply Chain under part FPA347.
SAM Elbow Connectors - Used for connecting tubing between the filter and the collection canister. They are autoclavable however the white 'O' should be removed as this item is not autoclavable. Additional spares are available in packs of 10 under part number MSP1004 directly from MGE.
SAM Multifit (Bubble) Patient Tubing - Used for connecting between the collection canister and the Yankauer. Supplied in rolls of 30m under part number MSP1155 directly from MGE.
SAM Silicon Tubing (12mm ID) - Used for connecting between the collection canister and the Elbow connector\filter and also used inside the unit for the internal pump connections. Supplied in rolls of 25m under part number MSP1156 directly from MGE.
Serres Suction Canisters and bags - The majority of SAM 12 and SAM 35 equipment that has been supplied to UK medical institutions as part of the Covid-19 response is fitted with Serres disposable liner systems. Details of how to fit these systems can be found on the Serres website here. This is an external link and MGE are not responsible for the content held on this site.