SSCOR DuCanto Suction Catheter
A catheter designed for use during routine and emergency airway management.
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.
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 50)
For best results, use SSCOR #43200 OR #43203 patient connecting tubing. Both have a large internal diameter similar to the SSCOR DuCanto Catheter.
Dr. 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.