AboutSam D. Say

Sam D. Say is owner and CEO of SSCOR, Inc., a medical device manufacturer specializing in emergency battery operated portable suction devices for the hospital and pre-hospital settings. Mr. Say has been involved in developing product for healthcare providers for over 35 years. His passions include contributing to the management of the patient airway and providing solutions that save lives in difficult conditions.

The 10 Airway Management Tools Every EMS Provider Must Have in the First-In Bag

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM

You are about to head out on a call for a 65-year old man who is reported to be suffering from sudden respiratory distress. Few details are known about this man’s medical history, so you aren’t entirely sure what you are about to encounter. You grab your First-In bag, knowing that your airway management tools make you well prepared for any airway emergency.
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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Airway management

How Many Emergency Medical Suction Units Your Hospital Really Needs

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Every nurse working in a hospital knows to expect the unexpected. Just when the unit seems calm, your shift is well-staffed, and your patients are stable, it can turn on a dime: Your doctor decides he wants STAT blood work on one patient, your other patient’s IV infiltrates, and an admission comes in from the emergency room. Meanwhile, a code is called in the waiting room for a visitor that suddenly collapsed and is not breathing.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals

SALAD Technique May Offer Health Advantages to Responders, Too

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 29, 2021 6:00:00 AM

 

Suction-Assisted Laryngoscopy and Airway Decontamination, better known as the SALAD technique, can potentially lower morbidities and mortality associated with aspiration and related issues in emergency situations by using aggressive suction to quickly clear the airway before intubation. But a recent simulation suggests the technique can potentially benefit first responders, as well. 

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Topics: Suction Catheter, SALAD Technique

Finding the Gaps in Your Hospital's Disaster Preparedness Plan

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 28, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Foreseeable Disasters can come in all shapes and sizes, from a power failure that affects only your facility to an earthquake that sends hundreds of casualties to your emergency department.

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Topics: Hospital disaster preparation

Why Your EMS Squad Should Care About Portable Suction

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Emergency medical responders are responsible for saving lives every day. Their knowledge and skills enable them to quickly assess and treat patients who may be unconscious, unable to communicate or located in remote terrain.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Suction for EMS professionals

7 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Emergency Portable Suction Device

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 21, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Portable suction is not utilized in the field on every call, and not on an everyday basis. However, when it is needed, it can make the difference between a patient that leaves the hospital and one who dies of aspiration pneumonia after a successful resuscitation.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Suction for EMS professionals

Record Rise In Opioid Overdoses Spotlights Added Risks Of Aspiration Pneumonia

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 20, 2021 6:00:00 AM

 

The ramifications and unintended consequences stemming from COVID-19 continue to reverberate throughout the population.

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Topics: emt scenarios

5 EMT Scenarios to Increase Emergency Patient Preparedness

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 13, 2021 6:00:00 AM

 

EMTs deal with emergencies every day, so it’s easy to feel like emergency preparedness is baked into the job and become complacent. 

 

Maybe your training sessions start to feel like mundane drills, until you’re suddenly hit with an experience you were unprepared for—whether it’s transporting a combative patient, managing care in a mass casualty scenario, or just treating a patient in the dead of winter and having to face the elements. 

 

Emergency preparedness begins with the right training, and the right training is not easy or orderly. It prepares you to deal with the real-world scenarios you’re likely to encounter, in all of their messy, complex ugliness. Here are five EMT training scenarios that actually increase emergency preparedness:

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Topics: emt scenarios

High Quality Medical Devices Every EMT Should Have

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 6, 2021 6:00:00 AM

The quality of care you are able to provide patients is inseparable from the quality of the devices you have available. After all, it doesn’t matter how knowledgeable you are about choking if you can’t clear a patient’s airway. 

 

Although there are many elements of emergency situations that you cannot change, you should ensure you have the right medical devices to deal with a wide range of emergencies to reduce the risk of care delay deaths. Here are the medical devices every EMT should have. 

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Topics: medical devices

Why Every EMT Needs a Tactical Medical Bag

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 29, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Tactical medicine, sometimes called SWAT medicine, is a high stakes branch of emergency medical services (EMS) that caters to the needs of law enforcement, the military, and other first responders. If your organization serves the general public, then you might think that tactical medical care is well outside of your wheelhouse. 

 

The reality is much different. The rate of mass shootings—and the number of casualties—is steadily rising. Political turmoil always has the potential to turn violent. And in 2017 alone, there were nearly 15,000 gun-related homicides in the United States, with more than 100 due to mass shootings. 

 

Sooner or later, you will encounter a tactical medical scenario. That’s why you need to be prepared with a portable tactical medical bag that keeps you and your patients safe. 

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Topics: Tactical medical bag