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  1. Hi. I have noticed this area is not very active....I wonder what urology nursing is all about...what is all involved???? I guess I should look it up...
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  3. by   teeituptom
    Not my favorite topic
  4. by   disher
    Urology nurses who work in urology clinics can be trained to conduct or assist with a variety of urology procedures such as urodynamics, renal ultrasounds, cystoscopy, electro-ejaculation or vibrostimulation.
    Urodynamic testing is used to assess voiding dysfunction. It is a computer-based diagnostic test, that assesses how much your bladder will hold, how well you empty your bladder and what your bladder pressure is.
    Cystoscopy is used to assess urinary tract inflammations and diseases such as benign prostatic hypertrophy and genitourinary cancers. The urologist does cysto and the nurse assist in some clinics the nurse is responsible for sterilizing the cystoscope.
    Electro-ejaculation (EE)and viborstimulation are procedures used to retrieve semen from males with sexual dysfunction (usually related to a spinal cord injury). The urologist does the EE and the nurse assists. In vibrostimulation the nurse does procedure and teaches the patient and wife how to do it.
    Aside from diagnostic testing some urology nurses are continence advisors, and help patients select the most appropriate continence products.
  5. by   seewhiterabbit
    Thank you for your very clear post. Are you a urological nurse? I am interested in urological nursing somewhat because I have interstitial cytitis.
    Thanks for the info.

    Originally posted by disher
    Urology nurses who work in urology clinics can be trained to conduct or assist with a variety of urology procedures such as urodynamics, renal ultrasounds, cystoscopy, electro-ejaculation or vibrostimulation.
    Urodynamic testing is used to assess voiding dysfunction. It is a computer-based diagnostic test, that assesses how much your bladder will hold, how well you empty your bladder and what your bladder pressure is.
    Cystoscopy is used to assess urinary tract inflammations and diseases such as benign prostatic hypertrophy and genitourinary cancers. The urologist does cysto and the nurse assist in some clinics the nurse is responsible for sterilizing the cystoscope.
    Electro-ejaculation (EE)and viborstimulation are procedures used to retrieve semen from males with sexual dysfunction (usually related to a spinal cord injury). The urologist does the EE and the nurse assists. In vibrostimulation the nurse does procedure and teaches the patient and wife how to do it.
    Aside from diagnostic testing some urology nurses are continence advisors, and help patients select the most appropriate continence products.
  6. by   disher
    Your welcome and yes I am a urology nurse. Sorry that you have interstitial cystitis, hope your symptoms are under control.
    You may be interested to know that you are not the first nurse whose personal IC experience led to a career in urologic nursing. An article written by a nurse with IC describes how her experience influenced her decision to become a urology procedures nurse, it is published in in the April edition of Urologic Nursing journal.
    Altieri, M.E. (2003) Me and my bladder, my bladder and me. Urologic Nursing. 23, 2.

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