A new generation of airway visualization
The standards in airway management are changing and the clinical community is increasingly embracing visualization devices to enhance patient safety and control costs. This trend is further accelerated as clinical studies document the benefits of using advanced visualization equipment. The extensive NAP4 report from UK underlines the importance of adding visualization devices to the airway management cart.
Flexible bronchoscopes are difficult to clean and disinfect due to their long, narrow lumens and delicate materials. Can it be ensured that a scope is completely cleaned and disinfected after reprocessing?
Contamination and inadequate cleaning of endoscopes has been recognized as a major patient safety concern by the ECRI.
The capital investment along with the repair and reprocessing of reusable bronchoscopes add up to a per-use cost that is higher than hospitals than realize.
Do you know the actual cost of using a reusable bronchoscope?
Insufficient availability of equipment for management of a difficult airway and bronchoscopy is considered among the major factors contributing to poor patient outcomes.
Think about it — do you always have immediate access to a flexible bronchoscope when you need it?
Leading environmental professors from the University of Southern Denmark have investigated the impact of single-use bronchoscopes compared to the complex and resource demanding cleaning process of reusable bronchoscopes.