Work at an outpatient Endo center. We have tubing set up to wall suction "just in case" anything should happen to our patients. The set ups are in pre-op, procedure rooms, and recovery bays. The canisters, tubing, and yaunkers are always replaced with new ones if used. The "pre" set up has yaunkers still attached to the tubing, but still kept in the package (Photo attached for reference).
My question is - if that set up is not used, should it be thrown away? The yaunkers are technically open, put only at the tail end where it's connected to the tubing. Is this an infection control issue if we leave the set up for days and days? I feel like we need to throw these away, at least at the end of the day if not in use.
Does anyone have any answers on this? Anything from a reputable source that can I use as evidence based practice? Thanks!