The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the concern for procedure-related aerosolization has inspired innovative techniques to minimize contamination and spread. For example, Markin et al. utilized a modification to a transesophageal echocardiography probe sheath setup to improve safety during transesophageal echocardiography use. Similarly, a modified ultrasound probe cover can be utilized in intubated patients for the rare instances when bronchoscopy is required.

Current guidelines recommend postponing all elective bronchoscopies and, when mandated, performing them in a negative pressure isolation room and with appropriate personal protective equipment.2,3  In addition to following these guidelines, and with the use of a disposable bronchoscope, safety can be enhanced by novel use of a modified ultrasound probe cover (fig. 1). First, an elbow connector with bronchoscopy port is placed into an ultrasound probe cover,...

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