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

How to Use a Yankauer Suction Catheter

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 25, 2021 7:00:00 AM

 

The Yankauer suction catheter has a long and storied history in both emergency medicine and routine care. Developed in 1907, it has been a mainstay of airway management for more than a century. Dr. Yankauer was a groundbreaking provider in his time, who wanted to carefully suction surgical patients without damaging delicate tissue.

 

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Topics: Medical Suction, Suction Catheter

6 Suction Catheter Uses

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 6, 2021 8:52:59 AM

A suction catheter is one of the most versatile, useful pieces of medical equipment in your supply bag. Whether it’s preventing emergencies before they start or offering life-saving treatment when a person cannot effectively breathe on their own, the right suction catheter is critical to doing your job. Here are 6 key suction catheter uses. 

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Topics: Suction Catheter

Neonatal Suction Catheter Complications

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 14, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Suctioning can prove life-saving in neonates, particularly those born prematurely and those struggling with the transition from fetus to neonate. Like any medical intervention, it also presents some risks, especially if performed absent medical indication or in a hasty and thoughtless fashion. Identifying the most common neonatal suction catheter complications can help you reduce the risk your patients face, improving care outcomes and potentially even saving lives.

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Topics: Airway management, Suction Catheter