This course is designed for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants who will begin to perform cystoscopy. 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 are described. Participants are exposed to the care and handling of flexible and rigid cystoscopes and techniques for performing bladder biopsy, stent removal, difficult foley placement, and general cystoscopic maneuvers for full bladder evaluation.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 10/31/23.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no speaker disclosures to declare. Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA accreditation is reciprocal in the states and specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC-COA accreditation process. SUNA is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5556. Accreditation and approved provider status of NCPD does not imply ANCC-COA approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content. SUNA urges all participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.
Learning Outcome: After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate basic cystoscopy techniques via hands-on lab.