This course is designed for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants who will begin to perform cystoscopy. Using lecture and hands-on teaching strategies, participants will gain knowledge in identifying normal and abnormal findings in the bladder and indications for cystoscopy. Patient and equipment preparation to ensure safety during the procedure also will be described. Hands-on experience will expose participants to the care and handling of flexible and rigid cystoscopes and techniques for performing bladder biopsy and stent removal.
Contact hours available until 11/7/18.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.
Learning Outcome: At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to identify normal and abnormal findings in the bladder, describe indications for cystoscopy, patient and equipment preparation and safety concerns and techniques for stent removal and bladder biopsies.