The Yankauer suction tubing is an oral suctioning tool used in medical procedures. It is typically a firm plastic suction tip with a large opening surrounded by a bulbous head and is designed to allow effective suction without damaging surrounding tissue. This tool is used to suction oropharyngeal secretions in order to prevent aspiration. A Yankauer can also be used to clear operative sites during surgical procedures and its suctioned volume counted as blood loss during surgery.
A yankauer set normally comprises a 1.8m length tubing and the yankauer handle. The tubing has 9mm diameter, which is bigger than nasal cannula tubing (5mm or 6mm). There are two types of handle tip available, ball tip and flat tip. The whole set is made of madical grade PVC and PP.