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Ambu aScope2 for use in unexpected difficult airways

The Ambu aScope2 is a sterile, flexible, disposable device that is used to overcome difficulties with endotracheal intubation in patients with difficult airways. It is used to visualise the airway and then to aid in the placement of an endotracheal tube directly or through an intubating laryngeal mask. It is a portable device that can be used wherever a flexible fibreoptic endoscope is needed for airway management.

Status: History
Expected date of issue: July 2013
Notification date: December 2011
Topic area:
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Respiratory
  • Surgical procedures
  • Therapeutic procedures
 

NICE project team

Patient Involvement Lead: Laura Norburn
Analyst: Joanne Burnett
Communications Lead: Tonya Gillis
Project manager: Marlon Hope
Implementation Lead: Katie Worrall
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Provisional schedule

Submission Date: 01 June 2012
Topic Selection: 16 February 2012
Draft guidance meeting 21 February 2013
Consultation opens: 21 March 2013
Consultation ends: 22 April 2013
Final guidance meeting: 16 May 2013
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Stakeholders

NICE is developing guidance on this technology. If you would like to become a registered stakeholder in the development of guidance in this technology please complete a stakeholder registration & confidentiality form and return to us at medtech@nice.org.uk.

Registered stakeholders will be informed of key stages in the development of guidance including when documents go out to consultation or comment.

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Project history

Date Update
21 March 2013

The NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme has undertaken an evaluation of Ambu aScope2 for use in unexpected difficult airways. These consultation documents contain information on the committee's draft recommendations and details on how medical technology evaluations are conducted.

Consultation documents can be found in the guidance consultation folder on the bottom of the page under key documents

Consultation on these documents will open on 21 March 2013 at 9.00am and close on 22 April 2013 at 9.00am. NICE would like to receive comments on these documents from anyone who has an interest in the technology or the disease area in general.

05 February 2013 New information requested by MTAC at its meeting 15 November 2012 will now be presented to them at the committee meeting 21 February 2013.
16 November 2012 At its meeting on 15 November 2012, the Committee asked for further work to be carried out before developing its provisional recommendations on Ambu aScope 2.  Further information will be available as soon as possible.
31 August 2012 This topic has been rescheduled and will now be presented at our November committee meeting.
20 August 2012

We are unable to present this topic at the September committee meeting to allow further work to be done. A further update will follow once a new date has been confirmed.

 

09 May 2012 NICE has now published the scope for evaluating this technology. Please see below.
01 March 2012 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is evaluating this technology. Further details on the process are in the Process and Methods Guides.
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Key documents

This page was last updated: 19 September 2013

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