Guaranteed sterility. Ready when you are.
The aScope™ 4 Broncho endoscopes are part of a single-use, flexible, ready-to-go bronchoscopy solution that improves safety and productivity. The endoscopes are sterile straight from the pack, always available and included in one hassle-free package.
FDA recommends single-use bronchoscopes
In a new safety communication, the FDA substantiates reusable bronchoscope associated cross-infections. To alleviate the cross-infection risk, the FDA recommends introducing a sterilisation step during the reprocessing of reusable flexible bronchoscopes and that single-use bronchoscopes must be considered when there is an increased risk of spreading infection.
What are the implications?
Our white paper explores the implications of these new recommendations and demonstrates the impact these have on patient safety, costs, workflow complexity and turnaround time.
How do doctors rate the Ambu single-use bronchoscope?
A new study by Kriege et al. (2020) showed a preference among physicians for the Ambu® aScope™ 4 Broncho single-use bronchoscope and Ambu® monitor over standard reusable bronchoscopes they have used.
About the article:
• Published in Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
• Based on Multi-centre European study intubations and bronchoscopies on 176 patients
• Preference for aScope 4 Broncho may have been due to the quality of the imaging and the ability to bend up and down 180°
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Facts and numbers
Open-access peer-reviewed research
Evaluation of closed-loop system vs standard sampling solutions
In this article, Respiratory consultant, Dr. Suveer Singh, presents the results of his evaluation of Ambu® aScope™ BronchoSampler™. The evaluation was based on procedures performed at Royal Brompton and Chelsea and Westminster hospitals.
More effective for collecting and protecting samples
The results of the analysis were published on Karger.com. Prof. Pallav L. Shah reviewed the data and co-edited the manuscript. Among other conclusions, Dr. Singh found that aScope BronchoSampler:
- Is quicker, easier and more effective than standard sampling solutions
- Offers a possibly safer technique for diagnostic sampling in the ICU
- May improve safety standards during the coronavirus pandemic
Ambu single-use endoscopes can be used for a wide range of procedures, including intubation, secretion management, bedside PDT, BAL & BW, One Lung Ventilation and training.
Obtaining bronchial fluid samples:
Can workflows compromise clinical outcomes?
To understand the challenges of BAL/BW procedures, Ambu conducted a survey among physicians in the US and UK. Learn how to simplify your workflow, reduce sample loss and increase safety.