Could a single-use therapeutic gastroscope improve your patient care?
When a reusable therapeutic gastroscope is in use or temporarily out of commission, you either have to wait for one to become available or make do with a standard gastroscope. This, however, does not have to be the case.
If you answer Yes to one or more of the following questions, it is likely that a single-use therapeutic gastroscope could make a positive difference to your clinical practice.
Five questions to consider about your reusable gastroscope solution
5. Do you struggle to justify the investment in therapeutic gastroscopes for your unit?
In a recent US survey of 100 GI endoscopists, cost was among the top reasons for why they don’t use a therapeutic gastroscope. So how does the cost of a single-use solution compare? While this depends on factors, such as your local setup and volume of procedures, a single-use solution can save your hospital money when it considers the big picture.
A reusable gastroscope requires a long list of ongoing resources, which aren’t always immediately obvious. For example, cleaning before and after every procedure uses personnel time, machine energy, administration and cleaning materials. Repairs and maintenance of endoscopes and reprocessing machinery also have costs attached and can involve long and complex binding service contracts.
Conversely, a single-use gastroscope has a relatively low initial capital investment, and it eliminates all the costs and resources associated with cleaning, service and repairs. Furthermore, the potential price associated with treating any infections caused by cross-contaminated reusable endoscopes become a non-issue when using a sterile single-use gastroscope.
aScope Gastro Large has a relatively low initial capital cost, and it eliminates reprocessing.
A world of difference with 4.2
aScope Gastro Large is the world’s first gastroscope with a 4.2 mm working channel. It gives you the power of a therapeutic gastroscope with the manoeuvrability and precision of a standard one.
In addition, because it is a single-use solution, it is always available, sterile and offers consistent performance. What’s more, with the world’s first bio-attributed plastic handle, aScope Gastro Large sets new standards for single-use sustainability.
Powerful suction & consistent performance
Broad tool compatibility
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The world's first endoscope with bioplastic
A signficantly lower carbon footprint
Advancing the area of sustainability is one of our company's four strategic pillars. One tangible example of how we are paving the way in sustainability for single-use endoscopy is by introducing the use of bioplastic material in our endoscope handles. From the user’s point of view, there will be no difference in the look, feel and performance of our endoscopes. In terms of sustainability, however, it is a significant step forward, and one which aligns with Ambu’s commitment to environmental responsibility. Learn how the world's first gastroscope with a bioplastic handle reduces our environmental footprint.
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1. Incidence in the Netherlands (involving gastroscopes):
- Sundermann et al.: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33367518/