Journal article

Randomised controlled trial comparing the Ambu (R) aScope (TM) 2 with a conventional fibreoptic bronchoscope in orotracheal intubation of anaesthetised adult patients

JK Chan, I Ng, JP Ang, SM Koh, K Lee, P Mezzavia, J Morris, F Loh, R Segal

ANAESTHESIA AND INTENSIVE CARE | AUSTRALIAN SOC ANAESTHETISTS | Published : 2015

Abstract

Fibreoptic intubation remains an essential skill for anaesthetists to master. In addition to the reusable fibrescope, an alternative disposable videoscope is available (aScope(™)2, Ambu®, Ballerup, Denmark). A total of 60 anaesthetised adult patients were randomised to either having orotracheal intubation using the aScope 2 or a Karl Storz fibrescope. Intubations were performed by experienced operators who were familiar with both devices. The primary outcome was the Global Rating Scale score. Secondary outcomes included intubation success, number of intubation attempts and intubation time. Other subjective outcomes including practicality, useability and image quality were also recorded. Ther..

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