Ambu® aScope™ 3 Family
- Quick Guide for intubation and single lung ventilation
1. Functions
The aScopeTM 3 Slim, aScopeTM 3 Regular and aScopeTM 3
Large are the perfect choice for flexible fibreoptic intubation
as they are ready to use whenever you need them. The
single–use and ready–to–go concept simplifies flexible
fibreoptic intubation and improves patient safety.
aScopeTM 3 Slim, aScopeTM 3 Regular, and aScopeTM 3 Large are
sterile and single-use flexible scopes with a 1.2 mm, 2.2 mm
or 2.8 mm working channel respectively.
For intubation the aScopeTM 3 Slim can be used with ET tubes
size 5 and up, aScopeTM 3 Regular with ET tubes size 6 and up
and aScopeTM 3 Large with ET tubes size 7 and up.
For single lung ventilation aScope 3 Slim can be passed
through DLT’s of FR 37 or greater or BB of sizes 5–9.
Warning: Read Instructions For Use before using the aScopeTM 3 and aViewTM
2. Connecting the system
1. & 2. Connect aScopeTM 3 to the aViewTM by
plugging the aScopeTM 3 connector – white with
blue arrow - into the corresponding blue female
connector on the side of aViewTM .
3. Push the ON/OFF
button on the aViewTM
to start up the system.
4. The real time image
will appear on aViewTM
after only a few seconds
and the aScopeTM 3
system is ready to use
3. Preparation for use
• Ensure that the selected ET tube
or DLT/BB is compatible with the
aScopeTM 3 chosen.
• If you are using a preformed ET
tube unbend it before inserting
the cord of the aScopeTM 3 through it.
• L ubricate the insertion cord with
a medical grade lubricant to
ensure the lowest possible friction.
Do not get lubrication or any other
contaminant on the tip of the
aScopeTM 3.
• Antifogging agent is not required
with this device.
• Attach the suction tube to the suction
connector and ensure that the
suction works when pressing the
suction button
•F
luids can be instilled through the
working channel by inserting a
syringe into the working channel
port at the top of the aScopeTM 3.
When using a Luer Lock syringe,
use the included introducer.
•C
onfirm that the bending section
functions smoothly and correctly by
carefully sliding the bending control
lever forward and backward in each
direction.
•C
onfirm that the bending section
returns to a straight position.
•C
onnect the aScopeTM 3 to the
aViewTM and verify that a live video
image appears on the screen.
• Always have an additional aScopeTM 3
at hand as a precaution.
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4. Preparation for use
• The aViewTM can be placed on a flat surface or secured to an I.V. pole using the
bracket supplied. The bracket also has a hook that facilitates easy, accessible
storage of the aScopeTM 3 via the hole in the top of the aScopeTM 3 pouch.
• Most users find the default contrast and brightness settings to be optimal but
these can be adjusted if required.
• Consider dimming the room lights to see the image from the aScopeTM 3 more clearly.
• Check the battery indicator on the aViewTM. If the time remaining is not sufficient
for the procedure charge the monitor by plugging it into the mains.
5. Icons
Start–up picture
Real time image will
appear after only a
few seconds.
After appr. 45 seconds
the user Interface is
ready displaying the
icons for battery status,
brightness/contrast
control, device usage
time as well as the as
snapshots and
recording of videos.
When the aViewTM is
turned on the ON/OFF
button will light up
green. During charging
the ON/OFF button will
light orange.
Max. battery status
of the aViewTM
Min. batte ry
status of the
aViewTM
Battery is charging
Battery current
capacity
The icon remains white until one block is
left, after which it turns red.
When remaining battery capacity is 10%
the red battery icon starts flashing.
Charging is shown with blocks flashing.
Current capacity is shown with nonflashing blocks.
If the battery is fully charged and still
connected to a charger the battery
icon changes to:
6. Insertion of the aScopeTM 3
•K
eep the cord of the aScopeTM 3 as
straight as possible by holding the
handle of the aScopeTM 3 high. This
increases the range of movement of
the tip and allows you more control.
•A
dvance the aScopeTM 3 slowly,
allowing the light intensity of the
camera to re–adjust.
• If the image is affected by blood or
secretion you can try to clear the
secretion by flicking the bending lever
up and down or dabbing the camera
tip gently against the mucosal wall to
clear the image.
• If the above fails, remove the aScopeTM
and rub the lens clean with either
gauze or an alcohol swap. Do not be
afraid to exert a little pressure when
doing this. Proceed as above.
7. Removal procedure
•S
lowly withdraw the aScopeTM while observing the image on the monitor.
The distal tip must be in a neutral and non–deflected position.
•A
fter use disconnect the aScopeTM from the aViewTM and dispose of it in
accordance with local guidelines for collection of infected medical devices
with electronic components.
• Wipe down the aViewTM as per the instructions in the Instructions For Use.
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• The tube connection can be used
to fixate the selected ET tube during
intubation.
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