The SSCOR DuCanto Catheter is a new catheter that is unlike traditional Yankauer suction tips that are designed for controlled surgical settings. The SSCOR DuCanto Catheter was developed with both routine and emergency airway management in mind. It hs a larger internal diameter making it significantly less likely to clog and is shaped to fit the oropharyngeal anatomy. The hyper curved catheter is shaped more like a patient’s airway making it easy to position the catheter.
Additionally, the SSCOR DuCanto Catheter does not have a thumb port. By removing the vacuum control, the caregiver does not need to locate and continuously occlude the thumb port to clear a patient’s airway. This allows continuous suction and keeps hands free.
Shaft Diameter : 6.6mm x 13.9mm
Shaft Length: 236.22mm
What is the SALAD Technique?
The SALAD (Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy and Airway Decontamination) technique calls for constant suction provided by a catheter in the upper airway, continuously removing vomit, blood and other materials, around which the practitioner intubates the patient via either direct or video laryngoscopy.
Why is the SALAD Technique important?
What a difference effective suctioning can make to the resuscitated patient. Effective suctioning clears the view for the care giver executing the intubation. It removes material that otherwise might enter the lower airway. Aspiration of foreign material can cause pneumonia slowing recovery or resulting in death.
Who Developed this Technique?
The SALAD Technique was developed by Dr. James C. DuCanto who is passionate about airway management and minimizing the risk of aspiration and its subsequent effects. He is an anesthesiologist with 20 years’ experience. Dr. DuCanto works at the Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he serves as a staff anesthesiologist, Director of the Simulation Center, and Director of the Anesthesiology rotation for students and residents.
All of the features listed enable the SSCOR DuCanto Catheter to be used effectively in the SALAD technique.