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Updates and controversies in anesthesia for advanced interventional pulmonology procedures.

September 14, 2023

Building an efficient facility for advanced bronchoscopic procedures involves many considerations. This review places particular emphasis on anesthesiology services, based on experience a tatertiary/quaternary care referral academic medical center. Topics include equipment requirements, applicable clinical standards, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Patient flow arrangements for both outpatients and inpatients, from preoperative care to discharge/disposition, are highlighted. The importance of effective business planning, personnel training, leadership, communication, teambuilding, quality of care, and patient safety are also discussed.