Guidelines and Expert Panel Reports
Technical Aspects of Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) (Published: 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 (Published: 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 (Published: 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
CHEST hosts a discussion with the authors upon release of a guideline, to add context and commentary to the issues and challenges facing clinicians.
Bronchoscopy Training: CHEST Expert Panel Report (August 2015)
Duration: 32 min
Moderator: Septimiu Murgu, MD, FCCP, Guest Podcast Editor, CHEST
Participants: Armin Ernst, MD, FCCP; Michael J. Simoff, MD, FCCP
CHEST has e-learning offerings in conjunction with the release of updated guidelines, which are hosted by a panel of experts to cover guideline updates in depth, and provides an opportunity to earn CME/CE credit and MOC points.
Module: EBUS-TBNA Guideline (February 2016)
Earn 5.5 CME credits and MOC points remotely, while reviewing the latest release of the evidence-based CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report: Technical Aspects of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA).