Track and Tray your Cystoscopy Instruments
by Brie Eteson, Medical Communications, Digital Surgery
Types of Cystoscopy
Are you a medical or nursing student about to enter the operating room for the first time? Or maybe an experienced practitioner looking for a quick refresher? We’ve got you covered! Familiarize yourself with the key instrumentation of a rigid cystoscopy and learn how to assemble a rigid cystoscope in our latest simulation.
A cystoscopy is a procedure to look inside the bladder using a thin camera called a cystoscope.1 There are two types of cystoscope, rigid and flexible. A rigid cystoscope is preferred when small surgical instruments are needed to remove a tissue sample or carry out a treatment in the bladder. A flexible cystoscope is preferred when having a quick look in the bladder to make a diagnosis. When using a rigid cystoscope, the patient usually has to go under general anesthesia or spinal (epidural) anesthesia.2
Touch Surgery’s™ Rigid Cystoscopy Instruments simulation guides you through the typical set of instruments used in a rigid cystoscopy, and how to identify and assemble a rigid cystoscope. This simulation is suitable for all members of the operating room team.
Our simulation introduces you to these instruments:
- 12° telescope
- Visual obturator
- Blind obturator
- Cystoscope sheath
- Cystoscope bridge
- Soft bungs
- Biopsy forceps
- Non-toothed forceps
- Sponge holding forceps
- Dressing scissors
- Towel clips
- Light lead connected to the endoscopic stack light source
- Bugbee electrode
- Fluid-giving set
- Sterile camera cover
- 10×10 cm gauze swabs
- Kidney dish
- Lubricant gel
- 20 mL Luer lock syringe
Rigid Cystoscope Assembly
Cystoscope assembly usually consists of 7 steps:
- Connect the cystoscope bridge to the cystoscope sheath, and lock it in place.
- Insert the 12° telescope into the cystoscope bridge, and lock it in place.
- Connect the light lead to the telescope.
- Cover the camera with the sterile camera cover.
- Attach the camera to the telescope.
- Connect the fluid-giving set to the cystoscope’s inlet port, and open the tap.
- Complete the assembly.
Connecting the fluid-giving set
Head over to the Touch Surgery™ app for the full breakdown of steps on assembly and identification of rigid cystoscopy instruments.
1. Cystoscopy. National Health Service Website. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cystoscopy/. Updated Apr. 20, 2020. Accessed Nov. 10, 2020.
2. White B. What is a cystoscopy? Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust Website. https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/patient-guide/leaflets/files/52406Pcystoscopy.pdf. Published Sep. 2019. Accessed Nov. 10, 2020.