CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES
Advanced interventional pulmonology procedures: Training guidelines from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Respirology © 2012 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Volume 17, Issue 8, pages 1176–1189, November 2012
How to Cite
FIELDING, D., PHILLIPS, M., ROBINSON, P., IRVING, L., GARSKE, L. and HOPKINS, P. (2012), Advanced interventional pulmonology procedures: Training guidelines from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Respirology, 17: 1176–1189. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02253.x
- Issue published online: 25 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 17 AUG 2012 04:46AM EST
- Received 18 April 2012; invited to revise 7 May 2012; revised 15 May 2012; accepted 24 May 2012 (Associate Editor: David Feller-Kopman).
- computer simulation;
- respiratory tract diseases/ultrasonography
Training in interventional pulmonology procedures is increasing in popularity. However, the nature of training is difficult to define, particularly with respect to an adequate number of cases. These guidelines approach training not just from a modest number of supervised cases, but also from a range of educational and outcome targets which give a rounded approach to the issue. These include prerequisite skills from basic procedures, the place of simulated training, formal simulation testing, modest procedural outcome and side effect targets, audit presentations, ongoing reading, and hands-on training expectations. All of this would still be under the supervision of an experienced trainer.