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Interventional Pulmonary

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Guidelines and expert panel reports

Transbronchial Cryobiopsy for the Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Diseases (April 2020)
This CHEST guideline and expert panel report examines the literature on transbronchial cryobiopsy as it relates to diagnostic utility and safety to provide evidence-based and expert guidance to clinicians.

Technical Aspects of Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) (March 2016)
This CHEST hybrid document addresses the current knowledge of the technical aspects of linear EBUS-TBNA, including patient factors (sedation), procedural aspects (ultrasonographic features of lymph nodes, needle size, number of needle passes, use of suction, and presence of rapid on-site cytologic evaluation), and proceduralists’ aptitude (training).

Adult Bronchoscopy Training: Current State and Recommendations for the Future (August 2015)
This CHEST consensus statement addresses the current state of training and, based on the findings, issued statements on how new bronchoscopy training content and guidelines should be structured going forward.

Use of Topical Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Sedation During Flexible Bronchoscopy in Adult Patients (November 2011)
This CHEST consensus statement addresses the use of topical anesthesia, analgesia, and sedation during flexible bronchoscopy based on best available data.

Clinician tools and materials


Guideline authors add context and commentary related to the issues and challenges facing clinicians.

Bronchoscopy Training: CHEST Expert Panel Report
Septimiu Murgu, MD, FCCP
Participants: Armin Ernst, MD, FCCP; Michael J. Simoff, MD, FCCP

e-Learning module

CHEST has e-learning offerings in conjunction with the release of guidelines, which are hosted by a panel of experts to cover guideline updates in depth and provide an opportunity to earn CME/CE credit and MOC points.

Module: EBUS-TBNA Guideline (February 2016)
Earn CME credits and MOC points while reviewing the evidence-based CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report: Technical Aspects of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA).