Education Session: Ambu aScope

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Here is the pre-reading for the Education Session on the Ambu aScope.

Objectives for the session:

1. Indications for endoscopic airway instrumentation

(1) looking at airways (eg. burns, FBs, stridor)
(2) awake fibreoptic intubation
(3) intubation through a supraglottic device following failed intubation

2. Discussion of recent cases

3. Patient preparation

4. Airway local anaesthetic topicalisation

5. Environment preparation

6. Use of the aScope

Device familiarisation

The aView Monitor:

One of the consultants got intubated by his registrars. It shows the challenge of topicalisation in a non-sedated patient who has not received an antisialogogue:

Further comments and reflection by the intubatee are documented here

The retrieval service (Greater Sydney Area HEMS) has been using the aScope for several years and has some useful aides-memoire and checklists available below.

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