SSCOR DuCanto Catheter™ 
"The Salad Catheter™
A catheter designed for use during routine and emergency airway management. Uniquely suited for the SALAD technique.

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.

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“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. 

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DuCanto Suction Catheter

Designed to fit the oropharyngeal anatomy.



SSCOR DuCanto Catheter Specifications:
Shaft diameter: .26” x .55” (6.6mm x 13.9mm)
Shaft length: 9.3” (236.22mm)
Part Number: 200-00002 (single catheter) or 200-00002C (case of 40)

The SSCOR DuCanto Catheter does not have a thumb port. By removing the vacuum control, the caregiver does not need to locate and continuously occlude the thumb port to clear a patient’s airway. This allows continuous suction and keeps hands free.

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The two SSCOR DuCanto Catheter Kits (with 3’ and 6’ connecting tubing) utilize a large 9/32” I.D. flexible tube for maximum fluid flow.

Ducanto with 3ft tubing

The SSCOR DuCanto Catheter is now available packaged together with 3 ft x 9/32" I.D. Patient Connecting Tubing.

Part Number:
Case of 30 #200-00005C
Singles #200-00005

Ducanto with 6ft tubing

The SSCOR DuCanto Catheter is now available packaged together with 6 ft x 9/32" I.D. Patient Connecting Tubing.

Part Number:
Case of 30 #200-00006C
Singles #200-00006

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SSCOR DuCanto Catheter™ Maximized!
Pairing the SSCOR DuCanto Catheter® with a large bore 9/32” I.D. connecting tube, enables the material that enters the catheter to leave it and travel to the canister.  Don’t create a bottle neck with a tube smaller than the SSCOR DuCanto Catheter!


yellow-triangleWhat is the SALAD Technique?

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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. Click here more information on SALAD.

Dr. DuCantoDr. James C. DuCanto is an anesthesiologist with 20 years’ experience in private practice who possesses substantial experience in the clinical practice and teaching of difficult airway management, as well as the use of patient care simulators.

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.