Ambu® aScope™3 is ideal for bedside procedures

Immediate accessibility, portability and fast setup as well as no risk of cross-contamination make Ambu® aScope™ 3 ideal for bedside BAL procedures in the ICU.

aScope is a single-use sterile flexible videoscope with a 2.2mm working channel. With an aScope 3, the patient can be treated immediately when needed without having to wait for another airway specialist to arrive. The sterile aScope 3 ensures that culture samples are not contaminated during the bronchoscopy procedure.

Hear Dr. Dunn's experiences with the Ambu® aScope™ 3 in Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


Use Ambu® aScope™ 3 for bedside bronchoscopy

  • A higher level of practicality
    The single-use concept and user-friendly design make the aScope 3 a unique alternative to reusable scopes in the ICU. It is portable, accessible and ready to use instantly whenever needed
  • Less space consuming
    Compared to the reusable flexible scopes, the aScope 3 hardly takes up any room in the already crowded ICU environment
  • Eliminating the risk of cross-contamination
    Routine cleaning procedures do not remove biofilm reliably from endoscope channels1. aScope 3 offers a unique opportunity to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination

Bedside bronchoscopy procedures

In most ICU's bedside bronchoscopy procedures such as bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or bronchial wash (BW) are routine procedures performed by the intensivist or other airway specialists. The cytology samples and cultures obtained help tailor the correct treatment2.
The sterile aScope 3 minimizes the potential risk of contamination of the collected samples.

aScope 3 used for a Bronchial Wash

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Ambu® aScope™ 3

aScope 3 has a channel width of 2.2 mm and is suited for ET tubes size 6 and greater as well as DLT size 41.

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Ambu® aScope™ 3 Slim

aScope 3 Slim has a channel width of 1,2mm and is suited for ET tubes size 5 and greater and DLT size 37 and greater.

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Ambu® aView™

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1. 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.
2. A. Ernst, Introduction to Bronchoscopy, Chapter 9, pp. 85-96, Carla Lamb, Bronchial washing, bronchioalveolar lavage, bronchial brush, and endobronchial biopsi, Cambridge Medicine, 2009