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FDA recommends single-use bronchoscopes

The FDA update follows new recommendations from the American Lung Association for the treatment of covid-19.

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In an update, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends using single-use bronchoscopes, for example those sold by Ambu, instead of reusable bronchoscopes.

"Consider using a single-use bronchoscope in situations where there is increased risk of spreading infection or when there is no support for immediate reprocessing of the bronchoscope," writes the FDA.

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