The narrower design of the single-use Ambu® aScope 3™ Slim makes it ideal for placing double lumen tubes and bronchial blockers. Complicated reprocessing procedures and the fear of mechanical damage become a thing of the past.
An ideal alternative for thoracic anaesthesia
One-lung ventilation is performed for most thoracic surgical procedures by using a double-lumen endobronchial tube (DLT) or a bronchial blocker (BB). Evidence strongly suggests the use of a flexible endoscope to confirm the correct position of a DLT as opposed to auscultation alone is regarded as best practice. “The most accurate method for confirmation of left-sided DLT placement is fiberoptic bronchoscopy.”1
Clinical evidence shows a higher success rate and possibly reduced incidents of complication for the placement of DLT’s when using a flexible scope.
Ideal for confirmation of correct DLT position
aScope 3 Slim can be passed through DLT’s of FR 37 or greater. Its ultra-thin insertion tube diameter of 3,8 mm, makes aScope 3 Slim ideally suited for the placement, position confirmation and potential repositioning of a DLT.
Safe placement of Bronchial Blockers
Likewise the aScope 3 Slim enables a safe placement and position check of Bronchial Blockers (BB) of sizes 5-9.
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A. Pajkos et al, Is biofilm accumulation on endoscope tubing a contributor to the failure of cleaning and decontamination, Journal of Hospital Infection (2004), 58, 224-229