Table 2. Pre-sedation flexible bronchoscopy checklist
Patient identifier (name, date of birth)
Consent form signed
Responsible adult available to escort the patient post-procedure
Adequate fasting period
Hepatic and renal function (if the clinical history suggests these could be abnormal)
Observations (vital signs)
Continuous pulse oximetry available
Intravenous access functioning
Medications checked
Resuscitation trolley available with emergency drugs
Reversal drugs available (flumazenil and naloxone)
Oxygen available (including variety of oxygen delivery devices)
All staff ready for the procedure to commence
  • Data from [22].