Management of retained secretion and atelectasis

Whenever needed, Ambu® aScope™ 3 is suitable for clearance of retained secretion thanks to the large working channel of 2.2mm.


One of the most common uses of bronchoscopy in the ICU is the management of retained secretions and atelectasis1. Although not a first choice therapy for routine pulmonary toilet, bronchoscopy should be considered in cases of acute lobar collapse1 or acute atelectasis involving more than one lung segment. Although blind suction using a suction catheter is still being used for removal of retained secretion, visual guidance using a bronchoscope is recommended as this ensures an efficient and safe removal of secretion without the risk of damaging the bronchial mucosa.

With an aScope 3, the patient can be treated immediately when needed without having to wait for a scope to be located or another airway specialist to arrive.

The flexible single-use Ambu® aScope™ 3 provides

  • Instant accessibility
    Always at hand when needed saving valuable time and enhancing patient safety

  • High degree of usability
    The portable, plug and play system is easy to transport and set up. It is ready for use in no time 

  • No risk of cross-contamination 
    Sterility straight from the pack eliminates the risk of cross contamination



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™

High resolution images enable easy navigation and fast identification of anatomical landmarks. Save videos or images for later reference.

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1. A. Ernst, Introduction to Bronchoscopy, Chapter 12, pp. 115-123,  Jed A. Gorden, Bronchoscopy in the intensive care unit, Cambridge Medicine, 2009