Official american thoracic society technical standards: Flexible airway endoscopy in children

Behalf of the American Thoracic Society Ad Hoc Committee on Flexible Airway Endoscopy in Children

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Abstract

Background: Flexible airway endoscopy (FAE) is an accepted and frequently performed procedure in the evaluation of children with known or suspected airway and lung parenchymal disorders. However, published technical standards on how to perform FAE in children are lacking. Methods: The American Thoracic Society (ATS) approved the formation of a multidisciplinary committee to delineate technical standards for performing FAE in children. The committee completed a pragmatic synthesis of the evidence and used the evidence synthesis to answer clinically relevant questions. Results: There is a paucity of randomized controlled trials in pediatric FAE. The committee developed recommendations based predominantly on the collective clinical experience of our committee members highlighting the importance of FAE-specific airway management techniques and anesthesia, establishing suggested competencies for the bronchoscopist in training, and defining areas deserving further investigation. Conclusions: These ATS-sponsored technical standards describe the equipment, personnel, competencies, and special procedures associated with FAE in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1066-1080
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Volume191
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Endoscopy
Thorax
Committee Membership
Airway Management
Anesthesia
Randomized Controlled Trials
Pediatrics
Equipment and Supplies
Lung

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Behalf of the American Thoracic Society Ad Hoc Committee on Flexible Airway Endoscopy in Children (2015). Official american thoracic society technical standards: Flexible airway endoscopy in children. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 191(9), 1066-1080. https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201503-0474ST

Official american thoracic society technical standards : Flexible airway endoscopy in children. / Behalf of the American Thoracic Society Ad Hoc Committee on Flexible Airway Endoscopy in Children.

In: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 191, No. 9, 01.05.2015, p. 1066-1080.

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Behalf of the American Thoracic Society Ad Hoc Committee on Flexible Airway Endoscopy in Children 2015, 'Official american thoracic society technical standards: Flexible airway endoscopy in children', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, vol. 191, no. 9, pp. 1066-1080. https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201503-0474ST
Behalf of the American Thoracic Society Ad Hoc Committee on Flexible Airway Endoscopy in Children. Official american thoracic society technical standards: Flexible airway endoscopy in children. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2015 May 1;191(9):1066-1080. https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201503-0474ST
Behalf of the American Thoracic Society Ad Hoc Committee on Flexible Airway Endoscopy in Children. / Official american thoracic society technical standards : Flexible airway endoscopy in children. In: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2015 ; Vol. 191, No. 9. pp. 1066-1080.
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