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COUNTERPOINT: Should Nurse Practitioners Perform Transbronchial Biopsies? NoNurses and Transbronchial Biopsies? No

Nicholas J. Pastis, Jr, MD, FCCP; Charlton B. Strange, MD, FCCP
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From the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina.

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Nicholas J. Pastis Jr, MD, FCCP, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, CSB-812, 96 Jonathan Lucas St, Charleston, SC 29425; e-mail: pastisn@musc.edu


FINANCIAL/NONFINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: The authors have reported to CHEST the following conflicts of interest: Dr Pastis received a consulting fee from Olympus Corporation of the Americas for teaching in an endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy course held in San Diego, California, in 2014. Dr Strange has reported that no potential conflicts of interest exist with any companies/organizations whose products or services may be discussed in this article.

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Chest. 2015;147(3):596-597. doi:10.1378/chest.14-2840
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I (C. B. S.) was flying home from a conference in a Boeing 787 when I first began to write this editorial and wondered about the analogous questions from other industries. Did I really want a trained pilot in the cockpit? Could not anyone train on simulators enough to achieve competence in handling any airplane? What if someone put in sufficient hours of simulator and supervised flight time, might they then be given the controls of my 787? And the answer was that with enough training anyone can become sufficiently competent to perform any procedure in medicine.

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