CAQ Procedure Skills Assessment Test Outline

CAQ- Procedure Skills Assessment Test (PAT) Outline

AABIP will be using three separate checklists for assessing skills in performing Radial EndoBronchial UltraSound (EBUS) , Electro Magnetic Navigation (EMN) and EBUS-Trans-Bronchial Needle Aspiration (TBNA) procedures.


 For Radial EBUS, participants will be asked to:


  •  Maneuver the scope through the airways to the target segment without causing airway trauma
  • Operate REBUS probe and EBUS processor
  • Obtain an ultrasound image of the target
  • Identify the probe-target relationship
  • Articulate the steps for performing REBUS-guided biopsy

For EMN (candidate has  choice of platform – super Dimension or Veran), participants will be asked to:


  •  Select and plan biopsy by using the EMN software
  • Perform an atraumatic bronchoscopy
  • Perform registration
  • Navigate to lesion
  • Articulate the steps for confirming location & work at the target

For EBUS-TBNA, participants will be asked to:


  •  Maneuver the scope through upper airway into trachea, without trauma or difficulty
  • Maneuver bronchoscope without causing trauma to the airway
  • Obtained ultrasound images without artifacts 
  • Identify major mediastinal vascular structures 
  • Identify major lymph node station pertinent to staging
  • Perform EBUS-TBNA