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


Lockstone, J and Boden, I and Zalucki, N and Darvas, J and Parkes, S, Development of a physiotherapy-led bronchoscopy service: a regional hospital perspective, Australian Health Review, 44, (4) pp. 618-623. ISSN 0156-5788 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1071/AH19144


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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:allied health, anaesthesia, intensive care
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Allied health and rehabilitation science
Research Field:Physiotherapy
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
UTAS Author:Boden, I (Dr Ianthe Boden)
ID Code:149534
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2022-04-04
Last Modified:2022-05-12

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