Members of the Irish Thoracic Society COVID-19 Working Group
Decision making and workforce.
Capacity and scheduling.
Non-Urgent Essential Bronchoscopy
Clinical screening: All patients should have a pre-procedural engagement that is virtual, by telephone or other suitable means, to ascertain that they are not:
Transport and accompanying adult:
Table 1: Extract from Use of PPE to support Infection Prevention and Control Practice when performing aerosol generating procedures on confirmed or clinically suspected COVID-19 CASES in a pandemic situation.
Patient with negative COVID swab and no symptoms
Patient with unknown or inadequate COVID swab
Patients with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (with viral tests pending or confirmed positive)
*viral shedding peaks around the onset of symptoms, if safe to do, delaying by even a few days may reduce the risk of transmission associated with the procedure
Admission and waiting area
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