EXSALTA represents an overdue advancement in suction pump fluidics for clearing the ET Tube. SAFE suction that removes ET Tube secretions with equal effectiveness as wall suction.
Testing shows it does this with significantly less air being removed from the lungs than with wall suction, thereby resulting in significantly less negative pressure in the lungs than with wall suction.
Why use EXSALTA to clear ET tubes?
- Secretion removal as effective as wall suction
- Less air extracted from the lungs
- Less negative pressure generated in the Lungs
- Suction patients while leaving the oxygen for the patient to breathe.
- Increase the suction limit without changing the flowrate
EXtract Secretions And Leave The Air
- The EXSALTA is a microprocessor-controlled tabletop suction device that offers clinicians smart technology intended to help mitigate adverse events associated with standard suctioning techniques.
- EXSALTA 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 pressure level that operates 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.
- The EXSALTA offers clinicians smart technology in an effort to mitigate adverse events associated with standard suctioning techniques.
Smart suction is low-flow operation with all the PRESSURE of wall suction.
EXSALTA is the new smart suction device for safer secretion removal.
Suction Catheter Free-Flow Test
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 and may eliminate the questionable, time-consuming practice of pre-suction hyperoxygenation.