This module includes patient cases requiring diagnostic bronchoscopies, including visual inspection and various methods for tissue sampling. Biopsy forceps, cytology brush and aspiration needle and bronchi alveolar lavage, can be utilized for different cases where endobronchial or transbronchial sample obtaining is required.
The patient’s condition throughout the procedure is monitored and maintained by the user, including moderate sedation, topical anesthesia, vital signs, level of consciousness, and oxygen supplementation. Reactive complications are to be avoided or solved upon occurrence.
This module was developed in conjunction with and endorsed by the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP).
- 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
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