Helps streamline workflow
Always available: No more waiting for endoscopes
With Ambu single-use endoscopes, there’s no more waiting when endoscopes are being reprocessed, used in a different department or out for repair.
The single-use concept helps you to take control of your schedule and be more productive.
Consistently high quality and performance
Unlike with reusable endoscopes, there is no deterioration of the mechanical performance of Ambu single-use endoscopes. With Ambu, you get a brand new endoscope straight from the package for every procedure.
What’s more, our modular development approach and rapid implementation of user input mean you can count on the latest technology.
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Ambu single-use endoscope solutions eliminate many of the costs associated with reusable endoscopes and offer a number of advantages, including a relatively low capital investment and the elimination of endoscope reprocessing, service and repair costs.
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When you consider all the costs related to reusable endoscopes, such as capital investments, maintenance and repairs, and reprocessing expenses, Ambu single-use endoscopes may save money for your hospital as a whole.
Improves patient safety
Single-use eliminates the risk of patient cross-contamination
Reusable endoscopes are associated with documented contamination risks.1
Ambu® single-use endoscopes remove the risk of patient cross-contamination by giving you a brand-new sterile endoscope for every patient.
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Single-use endoscopes and the environment
Hidden waste associated with reprocessing
It is true that with single-use, the endoscope itself is disposable. However, it’s important to consider that it does not require the long list of items you use every time you reprocess reusable endoscopes, such as energy, chemicals, water, reusable brushes, sponges, cloths, containers and personal protective equipment.
Although more research is needed on the complete life cycle of single-use versus reusable endoscopes, some studies suggest that the carbon footprint of reusable endoscopes is equal to or greater than that of single-use endoscopes.2-4
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1. CDC Guideline 2008. Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities.
2. Sørensen B. L. and Grüttner H. Comparative Study on Environmental Impacts of Reusable and Single-Use Bronchoscopes. AJEP, 2018; 7(4) 55-62. Available from http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/journal/paperinfo?journalid=163&doi=10.11648/j.ajep.20180704.11
3. Michael Baboudjian, Benjamin Pradere, Nathalie Martin, Bastien Gondran-Tellier, Oriol Angerri, Tiphaine Boucheron, Cyrille Bastide, Esteban Emiliani, Vincent Misrai, Alberto Breda, Eric Lechevallier, Life Cycle Assessment of Reusable and Disposable Cystoscopes: A Path to Greener Urological Procedures, European Urology Focus, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euf.2022.12.006. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405456922002917)
4. Davis NF, et al. J Endourol. 2018 Mar;32(3):214-217. Carbon footprint in flexible ureteroscopy: a comparative study on the environmental impact of reusable and single-use ureteroscopes (Carbon Footprint in Flexible Ureteroscopy: A Comparative Study on the Environmental Impact of Reusable and Single-Use Ureteroscopes (s-icd.ca))