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Welcome to Airway Decontamination With SALAD


The Integrated Learning Space

With Enhanced Digital Content

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Map Your Own Journey

Our enhanced digital content allows you to learn in multiple ways. Use the digital space here as an online course for learning anytime, anywhere. Then, let the same enhanced digital content guide you through our uniquely immersive, interactive physical spaces for hands-on procedure training, skills challenges, expert coaching, and high-fidelity simulations. Welcome to next-generation training designed to elevate your airway practice.

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In this space, Dr Jim DuCanto, master educator and creator of the SALAD technique, will teach you how to overcome one of the most feared scenarios in airway management. Massive airway contamination. When vomit, blood, or secretions are actively filling up the oropharynx in the peri-intubation period, life sucks. So before you panic or give up on that video laryngoscope, learn how a well-designed rigid suction catheter and the integration of a few skills with your laryngoscopy technique can be a game changer.

What’s Inside


Open the guide and visit each poster to collect maximum points. If you are in a PAC pop-up physical space, complete the skills challenges, demonstrate your skills to our expert faculty, and get real-time feedback to earn even more points towards completion.

Learning Objectives

Introduction by the Creator

James DuCanto, MD, is one of our PAC faculty, an anesthesiologist, a master educator, and an innovator dedicated to improving airway management: he is the creator of SALAD and inventor of the SALAD (Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy & Airway Decontamination) simulator and the SSCOR DuCanto Catheter.

What’s Next


When you’re ready, it’s time to head to the next poster shown here to continue the journey through this space.

Online Only

If you can’t be with us in person, you can still use this enhanced digital content as an online course. Visit the next poster for this learning space by using the link below. Otherwise, head to the next poster above to continue through the physical learning space.