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. Turn the page 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. Ambu A/S Baltorpbakken 13 • DK-2750 Ballerup • Denmark T +45 72 25 20 00 • F +45 72 25 20 50 www.ambu.com 496 3603 01 - V02 - 2016/03 - Ambu A/S. Technical data may be modified without further notice. • The tube connection can be used to fixate the selected ET tube during intubation.
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