30.7.18

New Product | SSCOR DuCanto Catheter™

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 has 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 and work with other complementary devices used to clear a patient's airway.


"In contrast to general purpose rigid suction catheters based on the Yankauer design, this product is intended to serve as a simple and effective tool to support routine and emergency airway management."
- James C. DuCanto, M.D.
Additionally, the SSCOR DuCanto Catheter does not have a thumb port. By removing the vacuum control, the caregiver does not need to locate and keep their thumb correctly positioned over the thumb port to clear a patient’s airway and allows for continuous suction once connected to the suction source.
All of these features enable the SSCOR DuCanto Catheter to be used effectively in 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. The SSCOR DuCanto Catheter is ideal for this procedure.
What is the SALAD Technique?
The SALAD (Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy and Airway Decontamination) technique calls for constant suction provided by a catheter (in this case, the SSCOR DuCanto Catheter, developed by Dr. DuCanto and SSCOR, Inc.) in the upper airway, continuously removing vomit, blood and other materials, around which the practitioner intubates the patient via either direct or video laryngoscopy.
Who Developed this Technique?
The SALAD Technique was developed by Dr. James C. DuCanto. Dr. DuCanto is passionate about airway management and minimizing the risks 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.
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.
To Purchase the SSCOR Ducanto Catheter visit www.quadmed.com or click HERE.

11.6.18

CO2/O2 Capnography w/ Reflective-Style Connector

The CO2/O2 Capnography w/ Reflective-Style Connector from Westmed utilizes a Nasal/Oral design to capture exhalations from both the nose and the mouth. The bifurcated Nasal design provides oxygen through one nostril while capturing CO2 through the other.

CO2/O2 Capnography w/ Reflective-Style Connector
Oral/Nasal Cannula



A Waveform You Can Trust
Optimize capnography monitoring during sedation with the next generation of gas sampling solutions from Westmed. Featuring an advanced design, Westmed capnography sampling devices minimize dead space that can cause waveform artifact. The result is a clean, accurate and immediate representation of the capnogram, and the utmost confidence in determining patient respiratory status.
Westmed provides a comprehensive range of adult and pediatric capnography solutions, including gas sampling cannulas with bifurcated nasal prongs, which simultaneously deliver supplemental O2, and capture CO2 samples. In addition, a specially designed Oral/Nasal cannula facilitates those patients who breathe through the mouth.

Westmed Invented Soft

A pioneer in the design and development of single-use nasal cannulas, Westmed formulated Comfort Soft Plus®, a unique, proprietary elastomeric polymer that virtually eliminates the ear and facial ulcers often associated with rigid PVC (polyvinylchloride) nasal cannulas. Today, all Westmed gas sampling cannulas and face masks are produced with Comfort Soft Plus® to assure the highest level of care and comfort in capnography monitoring.


     Features & Benefits:
  • Advanced design minimizes dead space in the sampling line, resulting in a waveform that produces a clear and accurate capnogram
  • Manufactured with Comfort Soft Plus® tubing, which is becoming a standard of care worldwide
  • The unique filtration system prevents moisture from entering the line and infiltrating the monitor
  • Multiple models, designs and custom configurations available:
        - Bifurcated O2 & CO2 prongs
        - Oral/Nasal design for mouth-breathers
  • Not made with natural rubber Latex or DEHP

SIMPLYSNAP OFFSET ELECTRODES

SimplySnap Offset Electrodes allow clinicians to place the electrode on the patient first and then attach the cables. Because the snap is off to the side the gel is not pushed out of the gel well compromising the function of the electrode.


  • Offset connector minimizes artifact from patient & cable movements
  • Clinicians can attach cables while electrodes are on patient without compromising gel well
  • Wet gel provides quick reading & stabilization
  • Intuitive application process
  • Hypoallergenic and non-irritating

14.6.17

The Mangar ELK Lifting Cushion

The ELK is a compact, battery powered lifting cushion. If someone falls over they can shuffle on to the cushion, or be rolled on from the recovery position and assisted to sit upright. The Elk can then be inflated at the touch of a button with someone supporting the individual from behind to bring them to a raise seated position ready to stand. 

Easy to Use

  • Lifting cushion is inflated using an Airflo Compressor with a simple hand control
  • Simple to use, requiring very little training
  • Suitable for use inside or out
  • Can be used by one carer
Safe Lifting
  • Lifts the frailest person up to 70 stone / 450kg from the floor
  • Exceptionally rigid and stable
  • Ideal for carers of individuals with neurological disorders who fall regularly
Simple to Maintain
  • Clean using a proprietary non-abrasive mild liquid cleaner
  • Easy to deflate, fold away and store
  • Does not need a LOLER certificate
Improves Well-being
  • Provides a safe, dignified lift for a fallen person
  • Reduces the risk of musculoskeletal injury for the carer
  • Can be used in confined spaces where traditional lifting equipment may not fit



25.5.17

O-Two E-Series Ventilators

e-series

The e-Series Ventilators from O-Two simply cannot be compared to any other ventilators on the market. The e-Series requires very minimal control adjustments during the patient setup process, which allows medical responders to initiate patient resuscitation faster than ever. These units are equipped with preset start-up modes, meaning medical responders simply select the patient size and immediately initiate ventilation. These units simply require attachment to a regulated supply of oxygen and a transport ventilation circuit for immediate use. These models also feature continuous monitoring of ventilation parameters, giving pre-hospital and in-hospital healthcare professionals confidence in the equipment and guarantees that the device is fully functional and ready for immediate use at all times.
The unique features the e-series has to offer does not stop there. Not only is this product  line extremely advanced and efficient, it is also very economical! The e-series ventilators are manufactured with a long lasting, easily replaceable battery which can be charged without being removed from the ventilator. This advanced technology permits healthcare professionals to seamlessly provide patients with controlled ventilation over extended time periods. In addition, the e-series ventilators are extremely fuel efficient, which makes this product ideal for extended transports where oxygen and electrical resources are a primary concern.
Additional Features:
• Offers ICU level care while maintaining a simplistic user interface
• Day and night lighting modes
• Designed for use on multiple patient sizes, ranging from infant to large adult
• Small, lightweight packaging
• Visual and audible alarms to warn users of any patient or device parameter changes
• Range in Tidal Volumes and ventilation rates for improved patient care
• Ventilation modes include protected airway CPR and mask mode
• Two year warranty against manufacturer defects
The innovative e-Series Ventilators can be found at www.QuadMed.com!

11.4.17

The Thomas Select Tube Holder

Similar in shape to the Thomas Tube Holder, a larger opening allows the Thomas Select Tube Holder to accommodate a wider range of Supraglottic Airway Devices (SGAs), Laryngeal Masks (LMAs) and endotracheal (ET) tubes. Combined with a push-screw mechanism tubes can be secured in a fast and efficient manner.


 Accommodates tube sizes 
  • = 6.5 mm (Inner Diameter) to 42 mm (Outer Diameter)
Large mouthpiece surface area 
  • Accommodates patients with removed dentures or facial trauma
Suction Port 
  • Large opening allow for view of patient's mouth and lip colour
  • Easy access for suctioning and other oral care needs
Wide Head Strap 
  • Hook and loop padded strap provides secure and comfortable fit; even when wet
Pliable Bit Block 
  • Unique construction to prevent the patient from biting or pinching the tube and restricting airflow. Pliable material to protect the teeth and gums.
Other specifications 
  • Designed in compliance with EN 1789:2007, Standard specification for medical vehicles and their equipment - Road ambulances.
  • REACH compliant
  • Not to be used on children less than 8 years old
  • Latex-free
  • Non sterile
  • Disposable - for single use of no more than 24 hours

31.3.17

RescueLift Transport Litters

RescueLift offers a wide variety of transport litters which meet the specific needs of Fire/EMS Agencies, Law Enforcement Personnel, and Tactical Trauma responders starting at $60.00! Not only are these transport litters safe and efficient, they are also reusable! These innovative transport devices offer a compact, economical alternative to backboards, slide sheets, and physical lifting techniques.


The Tactical Litter is custom made for rapid deployment in situations where seconds count. Easily load, secure, and move a patient to a safe area. Designed to minimize the fatigue factor for the rescuer, the patient can be lifted or dragged to maintain an increased combat readiness. Litter weighs just 4.5 lbs. and rolls up to 15 “w x 7”h.
The Law Enforcement Litter was designed to allow officers to safely and rapidly remove injured patients from hostile or dangerous situations. The Litter will allow officers to reduce their fatigue factor when attempting to extricate a person thereby increasing their combat effectiveness in life threatening situations.
RescueLift Fire / EMS                                     
The Fire/EMS Litter was designed to help emergency and hospital personnel to safely and securely move a patient. A metal free design allows for the safe, secure and continuous treatment. This is the smart alternative to backboards, slide sheets, and potentially harmful lifting techniques.
RescueLift MCI offers S.T.A.R.T. and S.A.L.T. Triage colored litters with matching colored storage options. During a major incident there will be three types of people at the scene; those that run, those that are injured, and those that want to help the injured.
When using the RescueLift System, rescue personnel can safely move a patient from a prone, sitting position or confined space situation to a stretcher or chair. RescueLift can be used by 1 or more Paramedics, EMS, Fire, Police and Tactical personnel to rapidly and safely remove a patient from almost any situation.