About this guidance

About this guidance

This guidance on the Ambu aScope2 for use in difficult airways was developed using the NICE medical technologies guidance process. During this process, NICE became aware of the development of the Ambu aScope3 product which is described in the implementation products supporting the guidance.

We have produced a summary of this guidance for the public. Tools to help you put the guidance into practice and information about the evidence it is based on are also available.

Related NICE guidance

For related NICE guidance, please see the NICE website.

Changes after publication

April 2015: Minor maintenance

Your responsibility

This guidance represents the views of NICE and was arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. Healthcare professionals are expected to take it fully into account when exercising their clinical judgment. However, the guidance does not override the individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer.

Implementation of this guidance is the responsibility of local commissioners and/or providers. Commissioners and providers are reminded that it is their responsibility to implement the guidance, in their local context, in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations. Nothing in this guidance should be interpreted in a way which would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.


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