Sage Advice From Grand Master SALAD Commander Jim DuCanto
It’s a myth that the video laryngoscope (VL) is useless in a contaminated airway scenario. What you need is a decontamination protocol upgrade! This traistation will introduce train you perform Suction-Assisted Laryngoscopy & Airway Decontamination (SALAD) and it will transform your use of the rigid suction catheter: by integrating a simple set of core decontamination skills into your VL technique you will be able to place the laryngoscope blade with less effort, all while actively decontaminating the airway. This reduces wasted movement, makes you quicker and better, and able to navigate these tough situations with confidence. Sometimes life sucks, but you better be ready to suck when the airway is contaminated!
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