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.

Three Everyday Practices to Keep Your Ventilator Patients Safe

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 26, 2022 8:00:00 AM

As a healthcare provider, you know that caring for patients following an accident or illness is a major responsibility. While your treatment regime will depend on their diagnosis, a major focus of your care must be directed toward protecting your patients from acquiring healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) during their stay. And some of the most vulnerable patients are those dependent upon ventilators.

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Airway Stenosis and Suctioning: A Full Breakdown

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 24, 2022 6:30:00 AM

 

Frequently, when we consider airway maintenance, we think of removing fluids and harmful substances from the trachea, but what happens when the trachea itself is part of the problem?

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The Types of Pneumonia — and Where Suctioning Comes In

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 23, 2022 5:30:00 PM

 

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Topics: Suction for EMS professionals

Obstructive vs. Restrictive Respiratory Diseases

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 18, 2022 5:30:00 PM

 

Respiratory diseases are among the most serious ailments humans face, and potentially have symptoms that can create emergency situations in a matter of moments. In these scenarios, if treatment does not begin just as quickly, the results can be fatal. 

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Topics: airway obstruction

Airway Management Considerations When Treating Patients with Lung Cancer

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 17, 2022 6:15:00 AM

 

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be over 130,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2022. This year, patients, providers and family members around the globe observed World Lung Cancer Day on August 1, which served as an opportunity to learn more about the disease and those affected as well as share resources to educate as many people as possible about risks, symptoms and treatment. 

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Topics: EMS Professionals

Top 8 Medical Suction Training Tips for Your Paramedic Team

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 16, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Medical suction can save lives when it’s properly performed. However, improper technique can make an emergency situation worse, causing potentially catastrophic injuries. The right training for your paramedic team can maximize their job effectiveness and even save lives. Here’s what your team needs to know about safe medical suction.

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Topics: Medical Suction

Are You Buying a Portable Suction Machine for Your Hospital? Read This First!

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 12, 2022 8:00:00 AM

The right portable suction machine is an integral part of patient care. Those charged with hospital purchasing are well aware of the role of wall-mounted and non-portable suction in patient wellness, but they may not consider the importance of portable suction. Before you make this essential purchase, here are five facts you need to know about portable suction.

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Topics: portable suction

Patients with a Damaged Airway: What You Need to Know

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 10, 2022 5:30:00 AM

 

A variety of obstacles can make suctioning an airway difficult during an emergency or before an intubation procedure — not the least of which is damage to the upper chest or trachea. 

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A Brief Guide to Vaping, Respiratory Health and Airway Treatment

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 8, 2022 7:00:00 AM

 

The use of e-cigarettes, or vapes, has become extremely popular in the United States. Among the top reasons, many see vaping as a healthier alternative to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes — and given what we know about the latter, there is certainly some accuracy to that. 

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Topics: respiratory assessment

How to Hyperoxygenate Before Suctioning

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 4, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Hypoxia is one of the most common suctioning complications. It’s also preventable in most scenarios. Hyperoxygenate a patient prior to suctioning to reduce the risk of hypoxia as well as other suctioning complications. Here’s what you need to know about the process. 

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Topics: Medical Suction