Secretion management

Improve patient care with the single-use aScope 3

Management of retained secretion and atelectasis

One of the most common uses of bronchoscopy in the ICU is management of retained secretions and atelectasis.

Although not a first choice therapy for routine pulmonary toilet, bronchoscopy is often considered in cases of acute lobar collapse or acute atelectasis involving more than one lung segment. Visual guidance using a bronchoscope is often recommended as this ensures an efficient and safe removal of secretion without the risk of damaging the bronchial mucosa.1

Efficient suction capacity for secretion management

With a suctioning channel diameter of up to 2.8 mm, aScope 3 Large is the ideal alternative to reusable bronchoscopes for secretion management.

Suctioned breakfast out of a man who aspirated last week with great delight!! Channel worked a treat and filled a canister with large solid chunks in no time effortlessly!!

- aScope customer in Western Australia

6 reasons ICUs need single-use bronchoscopes

Not having access to an immediately-available flexible scope can have tragic consequences.2 Immediate accessibility, guaranteed sterility, and fast set-up make aScope 3 ideal for bedside procedures in the ICU.

Improved patient safety

aScope 3 offers improved patient safety and workflow as it is always available when needed.

Userfriendly design

aScope 3 offers clear, sharp images and smooth and easy navigation.

Sterile from the pack

aScope 3 is sterile with no risk of cross-contamination.

One system - 3 sizes

aScope 3 gives you 3 sizes in one system at no additional cost.

Cost-effective

aScope 3 is cost effective.
Low investment costs.

High quality bronchoscopy

aScope 3 offers clear, sharp images and smooth and easy navigation. Low investment costs.

References

  1. A. Ernst, Introduction to Bronchoscopy, Chapter 12, pp. 115-123,  Jed A. Gorden, Bronchoscopy in the intensive care unit, Cambridge Medicine, 2009
  2. Cook TM, et al. Major complications of airway management in the UK: results of the Fourth National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society. Part 2 Intensive Care and Emergency Department. Br J Anaesth. 2011;106:632-42. 
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