S.A.L.T. Device

Supraglottic Airway Laryngopharyngeal Tube

Link to product: S.A.L.T.

Some videos:

I have used the S.A.L.T. device once on a cardiac arrest patient. Initially it found it's way in the right mainstem bronchus; which we easily resolved. Others have told me that they have had problems with the securing device. Some have stated that they have had trouble avoiding esophageal placement. I am not certain if the S.A.L.T. device will replace the King LT as my choice for cardiac arrest victims, but it is an interesting product nonetheless. It may have it's place in primary respiratory arrest. I am still a fan of videolaryngoscopy at the moment, even if it is the most expensive option.


WVmedicgirl said...

We have been using the S.A.L.T. as a back-up rescue for airways for awhile, I agree it has it's ups and downs, but it is ideal for when your patient maybe in a hard to reach place... heres a little blog post I wrote on it http://wvmedicgirl.blogspot.com/2009/10/salt-newest-addition-to-our-intubation.html

http://abebedorespgondufo.blogs.sapo.pt/ said...

Very good.