Bronchoscopy Scope of Practice

By Gloria Bailey posted 11-14-2019 12:19

  
I am looking for direction on where to find out what lies in our Scope of Practice when doing a bronchoscopy.  Such as when assisting with obtaining a sample with a needle or EBUS , with direction of the physician can the therapist put the needle out into the node/mass?
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11-18-2019 12:07

It would be the same as using a wang needle, although most of the time when you do the EBUS training they recommend you have the provider advance the needle into the nodule.  I always make sure the needle is locked before they advance anything though.  I work in a training facility and we have a pulmonary fellows.  I do know some places that the RT or RN advance the needle into the nodule or mass.