12 episodes

Scoping The Issues is a podcast where clinicians and thought leaders share best practice, experiences, guidelines and recommendations and generally discuss all things endoscopy related. In each episode we’ll explore how endoscopy is moving forever forward with technological and clinical innovations, explore advancements for optimising healthcare workflow and debate the day to day challenges faced by endoscopists across the UK. Scoping The Issues is brought to you by Ambu Ltd, the leaders in single-use endoscopy with the most comprehensive offering of innovative single-use endoscope products offering solutions for pulmonology, ENT, gastroenterology and urology.

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Scoping The Issues is a podcast where clinicians and thought leaders share best practice, experiences, guidelines and recommendations and generally discuss all things endoscopy related. In each episode we’ll explore how endoscopy is moving forever forward with technological and clinical innovations, explore advancements for optimising healthcare workflow and debate the day to day challenges faced by endoscopists across the UK. Scoping The Issues is brought to you by Ambu Ltd, the leaders in single-use endoscopy with the most comprehensive offering of innovative single-use endoscope products offering solutions for pulmonology, ENT, gastroenterology and urology.

    Understanding Sepsis: Guidelines, Challenges, and Future Directions

    Understanding Sepsis: Guidelines, Challenges, and Future Directions

    In this episode, we sit down with Dr Ron Daniels, an expert in the field of sepsis, to explore the intricacies and evolving guidelines surrounding this critical condition. Sepsis can be a challenging diagnosis for healthcare professionals, often presenting subtly and requiring swift recognition and treatment to prevent severe outcomes.
    We dive into the complexities of identifying sepsis, the misconceptions held by healthcare providers, and the delicate balance between antimicrobial stewardship and effective sepsis management. Dr Daniels elaborates on the key drivers behind the recent updates to the NICE guidelines, emphasising the need for continuous education and adaptation in clinical practice.
    The conversation also covers how the new guidelines address diverse patient groups, including children, the elderly, and those with chronic conditions. Dr Daniels provides insights into the future of sepsis treatment, highlighting the potential of precision medicine and rapid diagnostic technologies to revolutionise patient care.
    Join us for this informative discussion and learn how to become more sepsis-savvy.

    UK Sepsis Trust Professional Resources: https://sepsistrust.org/professional-resources/
    Become Sepsis savvy - https://sepsistrust.org/about/about-the-charity/our-current-campaigns/sepsis-savvy/

    • 31 min
    Join The Circle: Ambu’ journey to revolutionise sustainability in healthcare

    Join The Circle: Ambu’ journey to revolutionise sustainability in healthcare

    In this episode of Join The Circle, we dive deep with Casper Hanson, the visionary behind Ambu's groundbreaking sustainability crusade. Discover how Ambu, a pioneering force in endoscopy within healthcare, is reshaping the industry's environmental footprint through its innovative "Join the Circle" initiative. 
    Casper takes us on a journey, revealing Ambu's ambitious leap towards a more sustainable and circular healthcare world. From integrating science-based targets to launching the gastro-latch, the world's first endoscope with bioplastics, Ambu's strides towards its 2025 sustainability goals are nothing short of remarkable. 
    But "Join the Circle" isn't just about Ambu's internal transformations. It's a rallying cry to the entire healthcare industry—to suppliers, partners, and competitors alike—to unite in slashing emissions and fostering a more sustainable future. Through engaging discussions on renewable energy adoption, innovative recycling programs, and the pivotal role of collaborations with entities like Plastic Bank, this episode illuminates the path towards reducing healthcare's environmental impact. 🤝
    As we navigate the insights and aspirations shared by Casper, it becomes clear that Ambu's efforts are a beacon of hope for not just a greener healthcare sector but a healthier planet. Tune in to learn how, together, we can turn the tide on healthcare's environmental footprint and march confidently towards a sustainable tomorrow. 

    • 15 min
    Bioplastic endoscopes: A world's first

    Bioplastic endoscopes: A world's first

    Join us for an enlightening conversation with Nicklas, Ambu's senior sustainability specialist, as we explore the innovative world of bioplastics in endoscopy. In this episode, Nicklas provides valuable insights into Ambu's pioneering efforts to incorporate bioplastics into their endoscopes, revolutionising the healthcare industry while prioritizing sustainability.
    Discover the difference between traditional plastics and bioplastics, as Nicklas explains how bioplastics are derived from biobased feedstock, offering a sustainable alternative to fossil-based plastics. Learn about Ambu's strategic use of second-generation feedstock sourced from waste biobased materials, such as waste cooking oil, to minimise environmental impact and carbon footprint.
    Uncover the renewability and recyclability of bioplastics, as Nicklas discusses Ambu's commitment to using materials that can be regenerated faster than they're used, ensuring a closed-loop system that maximises resource efficiency. Gain insights into Ambu's holistic sustainability strategy, including plans to expand bioplastics integration across their product range and enhance recyclability through innovative design principles.
    Explore the environmental benefits of bioplastics and their role in reducing carbon emissions, as Nicholas elucidates the intricate process of carbon sequestration and recycling. Understand how Ambu's initiatives align with their goal to become net zero by 2045, driving positive change in the healthcare industry.
    Finally, learn about the future prospects of bioplastics and Ambu's ongoing efforts to innovate and lead the way towards a greener, more sustainable future. Whether you're a healthcare professional, environmental enthusiast, or simply curious about the future of medical device manufacturing, this podcast offers valuable insights into the transformative power of bioplastics in endoscopy.
    Tune in to discover how Ambu is shaping the future of healthcare through sustainable innovation, and join us in our commitment to creating a healthier, greener world.

    • 30 min
    DAS Guidelines & Ambu's Total Airway Solution

    DAS Guidelines & Ambu's Total Airway Solution

    Scoping The Issues" dives deep into the intricate realm of airway management in its 8th episode, focusing on the influential guidelines set forth by the Difficult Airway Society (DAS). Join us as we unravel the nuances of this critical aspect of patient care with Sam Cunnington, Global Product Manager, Anaesthesia at Ambu, who provides an overview of the comprehensive DAS guidelines.
     From fundamental assessments to cutting-edge equipment, Sam dissects key topics within the guidelines, shedding light on crucial aspects such as airway assessment parameters and the role of advanced devices. Delve into the integration of supraglottic airways within the guidelines, understanding their significance in contemporary algorithms and the evolving landscape of airway management.

    Explore Ambu's innovative contributions, spotlighting their revolutionary AuraGain product and the 'complete airway rescue solution' featuring the ground-breaking Ambu aScope. Discover how these solutions align with and enhance the principles outlined by the DAS guidelines.
     Also, gain insights into the future trajectory of airway management. Sam shares his foresight on upcoming developments that may shape the evolution of the field, potentially influencing future updates to the DAS guidelines.

    • 25 min
    Forever Bound: William, Sepsis & I

    Forever Bound: William, Sepsis & I

    In this emotionally charged episode of "Scoping The Issues," we step into the profound narrative of Melissa Mead MBE, whose life was forever altered by a health crisis that touched the very core of her existence. Melissa opens her heart to recount the gripping story of her son, William, and the pivotal role that sepsis played in their lives.
    With unwavering courage, Melissa shares the harrowing details of William's battle with sepsis, revealing the seismic impact it had on her family. From this traumatic experience, Melissa embarked on a relentless mission to raise awareness about sepsis, dedicating herself to ensuring that others understand the urgency and gravity of this condition.
    Delving into Melissa's journey, we uncover her unwavering commitment to UK Sepsis Trust. She takes us through her efforts in amplifying awareness within both public and healthcare settings, discussing innovative initiatives like the leaflet scheme introduced in patient prescription bags across Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust and other NHS Trusts. Melissa also shares the poignant moment of being honoured with an MBE for her tireless advocacy work.
     During our conversation, we explore the current initiatives undertaken by UK Sepsis Trust to cultivate a population that is savvy about sepsis. Melissa sheds light on the organisation's proactive measures aimed at equipping both healthcare professionals and the general public with vital knowledge about this silent yet life-threatening condition.
    Our discussion transcends the personal narrative as Melissa provides tangible steps for individuals to become more sepsis savvy. Through practical advice and insights, she empowers listeners to take proactive steps toward early detection and intervention, potentially saving lives in the process.
    Join us as we navigate through Melissa Mead's powerful story, one that not only brings to light the devastation caused by sepsis but also inspires action and awareness, ensuring that William's legacy continues to impact lives positively.

    Enhance your knowledge about sepsis by visiting www.sepsistrust.org where you'll discover valuable resources for education, support, and a wealth of information at Sepsis Trust UK site

    Make sure you get Sepsis Savvy by playing the Sepsis Savvy game at Get Sepsis Savvy

    • 41 min
    Life Cycle Assessment of Reusable and Disposable Cystoscopes With Dr. Baboudjian

    Life Cycle Assessment of Reusable and Disposable Cystoscopes With Dr. Baboudjian

    Welcome to the 7th episode of "Scoping the Issues." In this engaging installment, we are honoured to host Dr. Michael Baboudjian, a distinguished Urologist and Associate Professor at La Conception and Nord hospitals in Marseille, France. Dr. Baboudjian's groundbreaking research has captured the spotlight, and in this episode, we dive deep into two remarkable studies that have sparked significant interest within the medical community.
    Firstly, we unravel the complexities of a thought-provoking cost environmental impact study. This study, published in a prestigious scientific journal in 2022, explores the comparison between Disposable Flexible Cystoscopes and their reusable counterparts. Learn how this study came into being and the driving forces behind its inception, as we engage in a fascinating discussion with Dr. Baboudjian.
    But that's not all. In addition, we unveil a remarkable "Life Cycle Assessment of Reusable and Disposable Cystoscopes," which was released in December 2022. This study charts a path towards more sustainable urological procedures and promises to revolutionise the field.
    In this episode, you'll hear Dr. Baboudjian's insights into the motivations behind adopting Single-use cystoscopes at his hospital and the transformative impact of this decision on the field of urology.

    Studies: 

    Cost and Environmental Impact of Disposable Flexible Cystoscopes Compared to Reusable Devices

    Life Cycle Assessment of Reusable and Disposable Cystoscopes:
    A Path to Greener Urological Procedures

    • 11 min

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