With an Ambu® aScope™ 3 next to the ICU bed or close by, it is easy and convenient to perform regular tube checks in case of tube displacement and accidental extubation
In the NAP4 audit from UK1 displacement or accidental extubation of tracheal tubes and tracheostomies occurred, many with serious outcomes. Lack of airway equipment repeatedly contributed to a poor outcome in patients with displaced tracheostomies. Based on this the NAP4 report recommends that a flexible scope is immediately available for use in the ICU to check position of tracheal and tracheostomy tubes and to assist with fiberoptic intubation or percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy2.
In July 2013 NICE in UK issued the NICE guidance MTG14 supporting the use of the aScope 23. Making the aScope 2 available in the ICU setting is likely to improve outcomes and patient safety.
aScope 3 placed at the bedsite and ready to use
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.
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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1. Cook T et al, NAP4 – 4th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and The Difficult Airway Society, Major complications of airway management in the United Kingdom, Report and findings, March 2011
2. Cook T et al, NAP4 – 4th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and The Difficult Airway Society, Major complications of airway management in the United KingdomReport and findings, , Chapter 15, March 2011
4. 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