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* 1. How many rigid bronchoscopies do you perform in a year?

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* 2. We would appreciate if you could list the main indications for rigid bronchoscopy in your department

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* 3. What is your usual anaesthetic technique for rigid bronchoscopy?

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* 4. What is the preferred method of ventilation/ oxygenation during rigid bronchoscopy in your department?

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* 5. Whilst using the type of ventilation mentioned above, in the event of hypoxia, as well as increasing the FiO2, what other rescue techniques would you use?

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* 6. In the last one year, how many times did you have a problem with aspiration?

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* 7. We would appreciate if you could list the complications associated with this procedure in your department and their relative frequency

  very common common rare extremely rare
upper airway trauma
lower airway trauma
significant bleeding
procedure abandoned
death due to hypoxia/inability to ventilate
other

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* 8. Desaturations are not uncommon during a rigid bronchoscopy. Do you
have an algorithm/ local protocol for dealing with this complication?

Would you be happy to let us have a copy of this protocol if it exist? Our email address is dragos.dragnea@gstt.nhs.uk

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