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Designated basic skill tasks help optimize the learning curve of novice users while acquiring and integrating bronchoscopic capabilities such as scope control, 3D cognitive perception, detailed anatomical knowledge and safe and efficient performance.

This module was developed in conjunction with and endorsed by the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP).

Learning Objectives:

  • To acquire basic bronchoscope maneuvering capabilities
  • To perform a comprehensive, methodical, bronchoscopic inspection
  • To gain familiarity with bronchial anatomy and identify each bronchial segment by name
  • To gain familiarity with adjoining mediastinal, hilar, interlobar and lobar lymph node stations, under the IASLC map (2009)
  • To practice the step-by-step performance of forceps biopsy, cytology brushing and transbronchial needle aspiration
  • To objectively assess one’s bronchoscopic skills level
  • To objectively assess one’s knowledge of lymph nodes location and classification (according to IASLC 2009)


Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, Thoracic Surgery, Interventional Pulmonology, Anesthesiology

Module Introduction
Bronchial Anatomy Bronchial Anatomy
Cyberscopy Cyberscopy
Diagnostic Maneuvers Diagnostic Maneuvers
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