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Respiratory Care Week 2022: The Future of Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care WeekThe American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has devised a strategic plan to nurture workforce recovery, promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and to reimagine its brand. We talk to its executive director about these initiatives.
Risks and Best Practices for Bronchoscope Use on COVID-19 Patients
Prevention StrategiesIn this webinar, Cori L. Ofstead will provide front-line clinicians and personnel with critically important information about risks associated with the use of bronchoscopes among patients with COVID-19.
Study: Flexible Bronchoscopes Pose Under-Recognized Potential for MDRO Transmission
Prevention ChallengesA CHEST article documents a dozen recent instances of CRE or a related “superbug” infection that resulted from contact with a reprocessed bronchoscope, highlighting a need for greater public awareness, enhanced preventative measures, and updated reprocessing guidelines.
Study: Single-Use Bronchoscopes Show Better Flexion Than Reusables
Bronchoscopy ProcedureThree of four single-use flexible bronchoscopes recently tested showed better flexion and extension than reusable competitors, according to a study presented last week at the World Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WCBIP) 2022.