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Suction a SALAD
Whenever you arrive as the second unit on a critical call and hear the hum of the suction unit, you
know the call isn’t going well. Clearing the airway of vomitus, blood and other nastiness takes time,
and it may significantly delay intubation. Jim DuCanto, MD, an anesthesiologist from Milwaukee
has collaborated with SSCOR in developing the DuCanto Catheter, which features a larger bore to
remove more material faster than the traditional Yankauer
suction catheter. The DuCanto Catheter also features a length
and geometry to facilitate the suction-assisted laryngoscopy
airway decontamination (SALAD) technique pioneered by
DuCanto. By eliminating the thumb hole to activate the
suction, the DuCanto Catheter can be placed in the posterior
pharynx during laryngoscopy and fluids removed from the
trachea and esophagus throughout the intubation procedure.
Advanced Airway Manikin
There are certain manikins that become staples in EMS education. Learning to ventilate, insert
oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways, intubate, and use the variety of rescue airway devices usually
happens on an airway task trainer. These manikins have a head and torso along with smooth skin,
perfect teeth, perfect vocal cords and flexible necks. Once you’ve mastered the basics, it’s
time to move on to the more challenging airways of the 7S3 Modular Airway Trainer from
7-SIGMA Simulation Systems. The modular construction of this manikin allows you to change
from normal anatomy to a number of difficult airways including thermal burns, poor dental
anatomy and other abnormal pathologies. Changing
the anatomy is facilitated by a series of well-placed
tabs which securely engage with the tissue modules.
Changing face skins, teeth and even the entire airway
can be accomplished in about a minute. You’ll also
be able to add some diversity to your training with
manikins available in light and dark skin tones.
Shaft diameter: 0.26" x 0.55"
Shaft length: 9. 3"
Weight: 1 oz.
Dimensions: 21" x 20" x 11"
Weight: 52 lbs.
Price: $1,500.00–$5,485.00 (based on options)
Minimal Manpower Patient Mover
When you need to move a patient any distance more than a few hundred feet on
uneven terrain it becomes very manpower intensive. Due to patient size and injury
type you may need up to six or eight people, and using less than four to carry a patient
over rocks, sand or hills is unsafe. So how do you safely move a patient from point A
to point B? Simple—you roll them. The new REX One rapid extrication stretcher from
REX EMS enables a single rescuer to safely move a patient weighing up to 400 lbs. over
100 yards. The REX One can be deployed from its backpack in about a minute by simply
unfolding the sections, attaching the wheels and extending the handle. An optional
braking system gives you a margin of safety when moving downhill. There are three
tire options including 18" tubeless, 20" all-terrain and wide-track sand tires. Bicycle
EMS teams can also add a transport capability with the bike attachment hitch.
Dimensions (in bag): 26" x 19" x 9"
Deployed Length: 75"
Weight: 36 lbs.
Capacity: 400 lbs.