Consensus Opinions on Single-Use Bronchoscope Use in China

Endoscopy Tech

Consensus Opinions on Single-Use Bronchoscope Use in China

Other factors included in the consensus opinions on single-use bronchoscopes were their relatively low cost, portability and ease of use, and their value as a tool for teaching and scientific research.

Single-use bronchoscopes earned high recommendations from consensus surveys in China where they are widely used, according to a recent study.

Chinese respiratory endoscopy experts developed the consensus, published in the Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, after extensive online and offline consultation and surveys.

The consensus was developed using clinical experiences gained and lessons learned during clinical practices across 10 years, to standardize usage of single-use flexible bronchoscopes.

Nine issues concerning single-use flexible bronchoscopes were covered in the surveys. They included definition, benefits, construction, preoperative preparation, application scenarios, anesthesia requirements, sedation, disinfection processes and training requirement and management.

The findings generated 12 recommendations. The strongest recommendations for single-use endoscopes, by percentage, noted that they are:

  • Disposable
  • Sterile
  • Valuable in cases of infectious disease, unexplained pneumonia and multidrug-resistant organisms
  • Do not require disinfection
  • Involve standardized training

______________________________________________________________________________________

Related Content: Single-use Bronchoscopes Reach Beyond the ICU

______________________________________________________________________________________

Other factors included in the consensus opinions on single-use bronchoscopes were their relatively low cost, portability and ease of use, and their value as a tool for teaching and scientific research. They also are immediately available to manage patients with difficult airways or for removing foreign bodies in airways and for hemoptysis in emergency situations.

The consensus data also showed single-use scopes to be powerful in complex bronchoscopic procedures when multiple endoscopic surgeries are required and for topical anesthesia with tracheal intubation.

In 2009, Ambu launched the world's first single-use flexible bronchoscope. The company now offers a broad portfolio of single-use scopes for a variety of clinical areas.

More Pulmonology Articles
Are You Following The Right Pulmonology Influencers?
Best Practices
For a broader look at social media in the medical world, the Healthcare Hashtag Project describes itself as a platform that connects doctors, caregivers, patient advocates and other providers to relevant conversations and communities.
Healthcare Shortage Means High Caseloads for Physicians
Public Health
A ranking of specialties by caseload answers the question of which physicians are responsible for the highest number of patients. Wonder where your specialty comes in?
More From Single-Use Endoscopy
A survey of infection preventionists found that product IFUs are sometimes unclear

Public Health

Patient safety depends on it, infection preventionists say.

Artificial Intelligence took center stage at DDW 2024

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Applications

One of the premier gatherings of digestive disease professionals in the world featured more than 400 educational sessions and more than 3,000 research abstracts.

DDW will attract digestive disease professionals from around the world

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Applications

One of the premier gatherings of digestive disease professionals in the world will feature more than 400 educational sessions and more than 3,000 research abstracts.