Colts Corner is a collection of my thoughts about bronchoscopy-related topics

Open Horizons posted on 2018-06-28

Less than 24 hours after leaving the WABIP World Congress in Rochester Minnesota, I spent a day climbing to a wonderful spot high above a bed of clouds in Southern California. An open horizon, blue skies and a soft wind caressed my face as I stood virtually alone on a rocky peak. Pausing just long  [Read More]

Power systems and resistance to change posted on 2018-06-11

“Progress is the nice word we like to use. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.” (Robert F. Kennedy, May 25, 1964, New York Hilton Hotel, Conference of Mayors). June 6, 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy by the severely disturbed Sirhan Sirhan at the Ambassador  [Read More]

The Universal Subjective: Justification for using objective assessments posted on 2018-06-10

In Immanuel Kant’s 1790 treatise, The Critique of Judgement, the German philosopher writes of beauty, taste and aesthetic judgement, stating “As regards the agreeable, everyone concedes that this judgement, which he bases on a private feeling, and in which he declares that the object pleases him, is restricted to him personally.” This reminds me of  [Read More]

The malevolent power of prejudice posted on 2018-04-08

Prejudice is defined as a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.  In psychology, prejudice is often described as an unjustified (usually negative) attitude toward an individual based solely on the individual’s membership of a social group. When prejudice is practiced by people in positions of power, it has the potential  [Read More]

“Perfect” practice makes perfect posted on 2018-03-17

While conducting almost 30 Train-the-Trainer seminars over the world, I discovered a dilemma. Bronchoscopists rarely practice crisis management, especially when the crisis is caused by a bronchoscopy-related adverse event. It’s a fact; generally-speaking, that bronchoscopists rarely, if ever, practice how to manage procedure-related complications in the bronchoscopy suite. While it is true that flexible bronchoscopy  [Read More]