Contaminants in the airway can impede oxygenation and ventilation, and there's no real standard way to manage them. Invented by a leading physician, Nasco Healthcare's Life/form SALAD (for suction-assisted laryngoscopy airway decontamination) simulation system can help improve caregivers' readiness and effectiveness at managing soiled airways. This white paper from Nasco Healthcare examines the benefits of SALAD simulation and tasks that can be practiced with it to assist patients in the field. 

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Download your copy of the original 1966 white paper here.