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Below you will find information and instructions for how to properly use RECEPTAL® Fluid Waste Management Systems.

General Uses

RECEPTAL® Fluid Waste Management Systems help hospitals manage suction waste by providing simple, safe and complete solutions. The 1,000mL canister and liner have been developed for low-volume waste fluid collection. The small, compact size helps maximize space efficiency and provides a cost-effective solution for portable suction systems.

Best Practices

  • Check liner lids are fitted correctly creating a solid seal. A broken seal may result in suction loss.
  • Avoid using VAC-GARD on the first canister in a tandem or multiple canister setup. This will prevent the other canisters from filling up.


Do you have questions about RECEPTAL® Fluid Waste Management Systems?

Below you will find the answers you need to the frequently asked questions we receive about RECEPTAL® Fluid Waste Management Systems.

The second in our tandem setup isn't filling up. What is the problem?

When the second canister isn't filling in a tandem setup, it means there is an issue with the first canister. Please ensure the first canister DOES NOT include a built in VAC-GARD filter. Canisters with the built in VAC-GARD filters cause suction to stop once the liner is at capacity.

What is the "critical measuring device" used for?

The ACCU-MEASURE "critical measuring device" displays graduations in 5ml increments. This device is used for contact-free critical measurements of smaller quantities of aspirate.

I noticed a white residue in the liner of the fluid waste management system. Should I be concerned?

No, white reside inside the liner is not a cause for concern. This substance is the anti-foaming emulsion which prevents suctions fluids from aerosolizing.

How do I set up the fluid waste management system?

Detailed instructions on setup can be found on our Fluid Waste Management Information For Use page.

Why isn't there any vacuum pressure in the fluid waste management system?

Please ensure that the liner lids are properly fitted to the canisters. A closed system is required to achieve optimal suction.

I noticed the tubing on the liner lids come in different colours? Why?

  • Blue hosing has VAC-GARD protection, which auto seals the line to prevent back flow of contaminated fluids
    Liners with blue tubing attached indicate a VAC-GARD built in, which automatically stops suction when the liner has reached capacity.
  • The white tubes flow both ways and do not auto seal. Liners with clear tubing attached indicate there is no VAC-GARD built in. A VAC-GARD can be purchased separately and attached to the liner externally if required. Please contact [email protected] for assistance in ordering VAC-GARDs separately.

How often or how many times can a fluid waste collection canister be washed?

Fluid waste canisters should be discarded and replaced once they are cracked or become too worn to be properly fitted with a liner. Please consult your facility’s policies and procedures for sanitizing canisters.

The little yellow T-valve broke; do I dispose of the entire fluid waste canister?

No, you do not need to dispose of the entire fluid waste canister. T-valves can easily be replaced. Please contact complete the form on the Fluid Waste Management System page to reorder this part.

Is there a way to inspect the fluid waste collection canister or liner prior to using them?

Please ensure that fluid waste collection liner lids are properly closed on canisters prior to the vacuum power being on. When set up properly, liners will inflate with a vacuum power connected.

Are RECEPTAL® fluid waste collection canisters, liners and tubing reusable?

RECEPTAL® fluid waste collection canisters are reusable with proper care and cleaning. Please consult your facility’s policies on the cleaning of reusable canisters. RECEPTAL® fluid waste collection liners are single-use only. RECEPTAL® fluid waste collection tubing is single-use only.

When should a fluid waste collection liner be disposed of and how should it be disposed of?

Fluid waste collection liners should be disposed of between patients and between procedures. Always carry used liners by the body of the liner, NOT the lid tube. Used liners should be carried upright. Please consult your facility’s policies regarding the proper disposal of used liners.

When should a fluid waste collection canister be replaced?

Fluid waste collection canisters should be replaced if they are cracked, broken or the graduation lines have become worn out. Broken or cracked canisters cannot create the proper vacuum required for suction. Please consult your facility’s policies regarding the replacement of canisters.

Learn more about RECEPTAL® Fluid Waste Management Systems on the product information page.



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