Talk to me about cysto - page 2

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Its been a while since I have done cysto. How many do you do in a day? How many nurses in the room? Mostly done under local? If not, do you have an anesthetist? RNs wouldn't do any sedation as they sometimes do in endoscopy... Read More


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    Its been a while since I have done cysto.

    How many do you do in a day?
    Varies extremely. We seem to have one heavy uro day per week, sometimes two, but usually do cases every day.
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    How many nurses in the room?
    1 nurse who circulates, 1 surg tech or nurse to set up the table, if using laser one surg tech or nurse to run it
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    Mostly done under local? If not, do you have an anesthetist? RNs wouldn't do any sedation as they sometimes do in endoscopy units, correct?
    Rarely done under local unless someone's insurance company won't pay for procedure done in office. If in house patient needs local cysto, traveling cart used by doc and floor nurse except in unusual circumstances. CRNA either does MAC, spinal, or general.
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    How long are patients monitored after? Do they go straight back to day surgery?
    Standard PACU stay if asleep, directly back to floor if unusual circumstances require local in OR. Directly to post-op unit if local from home until able to void then discharged.
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    Do they have IV's?
    Pretty much every single patient has an IV.


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