Broncoflex

Single-use
videobronchoscope

S : 3,9 / 1,4
M : 5,5 / 2,1

BETTER VISION FOR MORE OPTIONS

Axess Vision places its know-how at the service of its users and of patients’ best interests to guarantee a safe product, that is easy to use, without compromising image quality.

Wide field of view of 120°

Wide angled view for not losing any detail, while providing improved user comfort by minimising the movements required to magnify the field of view.

Superior image-quality

Powerful algorithm ensuring fine contours and colour rendition as close as possible to reality.

Tactile, 10″, high-resolution screen

Portable HD tactile screen for performing your procedures at any location and exporting photos and videos to a USB stick.

ROBUST AND EASY TO HANDLE

So that single-use is no longer a synonym of limited use, the importance of the usability and robustness of the endoscope are the core of the design of our products.

ERGONOMIC DESIGN

Functional handle with good grip for accurate and safe movements, for use almost identical to that of a reusable endoscope.

Optimal transmission of torque load between the handle and the insertion tube

Navigation

The Broncoflex® tip deflection system conserves the main part of its angulation ability upon the insertion of an instrument in the operator channel. The distal end resumes its initial position when the lever is released.

160° tip deflection angle without instrument

SINGLE-USE, MULTIPLE ADVANTAGES

The Broncoflex® meets the need for sterile medical device availability in emergency situations in various hospital departments.

ALWAYS READY

In its sterile packaging, the single-use videobronchoscope can be stored in an emergency trolley ready for use.

The Broncoflex® removes all need for disinfection, repair and maintenance of reusable bronchoscopes, often making them unavailable when undergoing a disinfection cycle or repairs.

ALWAYS STERILE

Having a sterile bronchoscope at hand in all circumstances reduces the risk of cross-contamination for patients and generates savings in terms of treatment and management.

The risk of cross-contamination related to incorrect disinfection of a reusable endoscope in the cleaning, rinsing, integrity testing and drying steps is effectively documented in literature (1). Device design makes their retreatment complicated and costly. In effect, after disinfection, a biofilm can still form, especially where the device has micro-fissures which are difficult to detect (2,3).

28 353$

Cost of treatment
of VAP (4)

114$

Disinfection cost
per procedure (5)

7 262$

Average cost
per repair (6)

ECONOMIC SOLUTION

By removing the disinfection steps and maintenance procedures, savings are made on the incurred costs.

By reducing the risks of cross-contamination during bronchoscopy procedures, it reduces the cost of further treatment for nosocomial diseases the most frequently contracted by patients in intensive care such as ventilator acquired pneumonia (VAP) (7,8).

CLINICAL INDICATIONS

See how the Broncoflex® can help your department meet challenges daily:

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DIFFICULT INTUBATION

In anaesthesia, it is recommended having a bronchoscope available in the event of an emergency when managing difficult intubation.

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BAL AND CLEARING

Bronchoalveolar lavage is a common procedure in intensive care and frequently requires a bronchoscope to be used.

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PERCUTANEOUS TRACHEOSTOMY

Carrying out single-use bronchoscope-guided percutaneous tracheotomy reduces the risk of breaking your reusable equipment.

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ONE LUNG VENTILATION

The positioning and placement of an endobronchial tube in lung surgery are recommended under bronchoscopic guidance.

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TRAINING

Significant training in bronchoscopy is required. Limited access to the equipment for this purpose can hinder learning.

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Technical specifications

Recommended indications BFS BFM
Endotracheal tube placement
Double-lumen endobronchial tube positioning
Blonchial blocker positioning
Difficult intubation
Bronchial inspection
Endoscopy-guided tracheostomy
Expectoration after postural drainage
Biopsy
Bronchoalveolar lavage
Bronchoscopes specifications BFS BFM
Diameter of insertion tube (mm) 3,7 5,5
Diameter of operator channel (mm) 1,4 2,1
Angle of deflection 160/160° 130/160°
Compatibility ET sonde = 5mm = 6 mm
Compatibility DLT sonde = 37fr =41fr
Sterilisation ETo ETo
MDD Classification IIa IIa
Ordering information 005.0009 005.0012
SCREENi specifications SCREENi
Screen size 10 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800
Physical memory size 16 GB
Input connector Proprietary video connector

2 x USB Type A

Output connector HDMI
MDD classification IIa
Ordering information 005.0008

SCREENi Technical sheet (EN)

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SCREENi IFU (EN)

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Broncoflex S Technical sheet (EN)

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Broncoflex M Technical sheet (EN)

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Broncoflex IFU (EN)

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Bibliography

1 - Kenters, Nikki et al. “Infectious diseases linked to cross-contamination of flexible endoscopes” Endoscopy international open vol. 3,4 (2015): E259-65.
2 - Pajkos, A. et al.``Is biofilm accumulation on endoscope tubing a contributor to the failure of cleaning and decontamination?`` Journal of Hospital Infection , Volume 58 , Issue 3 , 224 - 229
3 - Kovaleva, Julia et al. “Transmission of infection by flexible gastrointestinal endoscopy and bronchoscopy” Clinical microbiology reviews vol. 26,2 (2013): 231-54.
4 - Anderson, Deverick J., et al. “Underresourced Hospital Infection Control and Prevention Programs: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish?” Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 28, no. 7, 2007, pp. 767–773., doi:10.1086/518518.
5 - Ofstead, C.L., Quick, M.R., Eiland, J.E., Adams, S.J. (2017). A glimpse at the true cost of reprocessing endoscopes: Results of a pilot project. Communiqué, Jan/Feb, 63-78.
6 - Mehta AC, Curtis PS, Scalzitti ML et al. ``The high price of bronchoscopy. Maintenance and repair of the flexible fibreoptic bronchoscope.`` Chest 1990;98:448-54.
7 - Terjesen, Christoffer Lilja et al. “Early Assessment of the Likely Cost Effectiveness of Single-Use Flexible Video Bronchoscopes” PharmacoEconomics - open vol. 1,2 (2017): 133-141.
8 - Safdar N, Crnich CJ, Maki DG. ``The pathogenesis of ventilator-associated pneumonia: its relevance to developing effective strategies for prevention.`` Respir. Care. 2005;50:725–739-741.