Lowercase letters exsalta with three blue circles around the letter "e" and a curved "t"

Smart suction device for safer secretion removal
EXtract Secretions And Leave The Air

The EXSALTA is a microprocessor-controlled tabletop suction device that offers clinicians smart technology to help mitigate adverse events associated with standard suctioning techniques.

 The device uses peristaltic action to move fluids from the patient to a collection canister at a fixed flow rate of 1.4 L/min. The user selects a desired vacuum level that is independent of the flow rate.

 EXSALTA was built to gain control over the rate at which secretions and air are evacuated from the patient’s lungs. It is known that suctioning a patient’s airways is associated with adverse events, such as hypoxemia, atelectasis, bradycardia, tachycardia, and airway mucosal damage. It is hypothesized that the severity of adverse events are increased due to excessive evacuation of air from the patient’s lungs during removal of secretions.

Photograph of EXSALTA machine

Why Use EXSALTA?

  • Maintain O2 Sat while clearing the ET Tube
  • Leave the oxygen for the patient to breathe
  • Increase the vacuum strength, not the flowrate
  • Smart suction is Low-Flow operation with all the strength of wall suction.

Suction Catheter Free-Flow Test

Suction Catheter Sizes
At 90 mmHg Suction
6.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
3.5
8.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
6
10.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
8.5
12.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
12
14.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
15
Suction Catheter Sizes
125 mmHg Suction
6.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
4
8.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
7.5
10.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
10
12.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
16
14.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
20
Suction Catheter Sizes
150 mmHg Suction
6.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
4.5
8.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
8.5
10.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
12
12.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
18
14.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
22
Suction Catheter Sizes
EXSALTA 60-300 mmHg
6.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
1.4
8.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
1.4
10.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
1.4
12.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
1.4
14.0 FR Suction Catheter Flow Rate L/min
1.4

The EXSALTA offers clinicians smart technology to help mitigate adverse events associated with standard suctioning techniques.

The EXSALTA does not need to pull a vacuum inside a rigid container thereby allowing for lower flow rates and eliminating the “free-flow” of air from the patient’s lungs. The vacuum is generated only in the suction tubing by the peristaltic displacement method. Air and liquids are extracted at the same rate.

If the patient’s secretions are thick and tenacious the clinician may increase the vacuum to whatever level is needed (60-300 mmHg) and the rate of extraction from the patient’s lungs remains the same (1.4LPM). 

This feature is not possible with traditional wall suction equipment currently used at the patient’s bedside.

Distributed by:
DRW Medical, LLC
2710 Concord Rd.
Aston, PA 19014