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Development of a physiotherapy-led bronchoscopy service: a regional hospital perspective

Lockstone, J, Boden, I ORCID: 0000-0002-9283-4779, Zalucki, N, Darvas, J and Parkes, S 2020 , 'Development of a physiotherapy-led bronchoscopy service: a regional hospital perspective' , Australian Health Review, vol. 44, no. 4 , pp. 618-623 , doi: 10.1071/AH19144.

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Extended scope of practice (ESoP) and advanced scope of practice (ASoP) physiotherapy roles have been in place in the UK for over 20 years. However, interest in these types of services appears to be only just evolving within Australia. Although ESoP and/or ASoP cardiorespiratory roles in intensive care units (ICU) may be perceived to be more achievable in large metropolitan teaching hospitals, at least 67% of Australian ICUs provide physiotherapy services. Very little has been published on the practicalities (e.g. training pathways, evidence for use and guidelines) of developing advanced or extended scope cardiorespiratory physiotherapy services within Australian ICUs. This report describes the development and implementation of a physiotherapy-led bronchoscopy service from a regional hospital perspective

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Lockstone, J and Boden, I and Zalucki, N and Darvas, J and Parkes, S
Keywords: allied health, anaesthesia, intensive care
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Health Review
Publisher: C S I R O Publishing
ISSN: 0156-5788
DOI / ID Number: 10.1071/AH19144
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Copyright 2020 AHHA

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