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.

Biopsy forceps

Light lead

Instrument Tray

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
  • Gallipots
  • Lubricant gel
  • 20 mL Luer lock syringe

Rigid Cystoscope Assembly

Cystoscope assembly usually consists of 7 steps:

  1. Connect the cystoscope bridge to the cystoscope sheath, and lock it in place.
  2. Insert the 12° telescope into the cystoscope bridge, and lock it in place.
  3. Connect the light lead to the telescope.
  4. Cover the camera with the sterile camera cover.
  5. Attach the camera to the telescope.
  6. Connect the fluid-giving set to the cystoscope’s inlet port, and open the tap.
  7. Complete the assembly.
Rigid cystoscope 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.

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1. Cystoscopy. National Health Service Website. Updated Apr. 20, 2020. Accessed Nov. 10, 2020.

2. White B. What is a cystoscopy? Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust Website. Published Sep. 2019. Accessed Nov. 10, 2020.