This workshop is designed for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants involved in performing cystoscopy. The course will feature presentations on normal anatomy and physiology; and pathophysiology within the bladder. There will also be hands on training with the cystoscopes. Register early! This workshop is limited to 50 participants.
Identify the indications for cystoscopy.
Describe patient and equipment preparation for cystoscopy.
Recognize the anatomy; embryology and physiology.
Describe why and why not to perform bladder biopsy.
Describe appropriate technique for biopsy.
Describe equipment used for biopsy.
Describe risks; benefits; and alternatives to biopsy on wake patient.
Describe role of NP/PA in cystoscopy.
Name CPT/ICD 9 codes that could apply to cystoscopy.
Illustrate proper handling and care of cystoscopes.
Identify the appropriate equipment for selected cases and the operational components of the lenses.
Describe the proper reprocessing technique for cystoscopes in the office setting.
Demonstrate proper care and handling to reduce potential damage to endoscopes and accessories.
Identify anatomical landmarks throughout the bladder.
Differentiate normal and abnormal findings within the bladder.