Talk to me about cysto

  1. 0 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 units, correct?

    How long are patients monitored after? Do they go straight back to day surgery?
    Do they have IV's?
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  4. Visit  springchick1 profile page
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    I think most of these questions will have to be answered by your facility.
  5. Visit  Rose_Queen profile page
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    Each facility is going to be different. You would find the answer by talking to either the urology supervisor if there is one, the nurse manager, or a charge nurse.
  6. Visit  canesdukegirl profile page
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    Quote from ajaxgirl
    Its been a while since I have done cysto.

    How many do you do in a day?

    It depends on the facility. When I worked at a private hospital, we did roughly 5 in a day with one cysto suite. In a teaching institution, the number increased to about 10 a day using 3 suites.

    How many nurses in the room?
    One nurse, one tech, and an anesthesia provider

    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?

    Again, it depends on the facility.

    How long are patients monitored after? Do they go straight back to day surgery?
    Do they have IV's?
    They should ALWAYS have an IV.
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  7. Visit  ajaxgirl profile page
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    Quote from aubgurl
    I think most of these questions will have to be answered by your facility.
    I was wondering how OTHER facilities do it. Of course it varies by facility.
  8. Visit  ajaxgirl profile page
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    Of course each facility is different. I wanted to see how OTHERS do it and how it varies.
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    Quote from canesdukegirl
    They should ALWAYS have an IV.

    Thanks.
  10. Visit  krwrnbsn profile page
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    We do not start IVs on cysto patients.
    Last edit by krwrnbsn on Jun 17, '13
  11. Visit  meandragonbrett profile page
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    Quote from ajaxgirl
    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 units, correct?

    How long are patients monitored after? Do they go straight back to day surgery?
    Do they have IV's?
    Ours receive general anesthesia for the most part
  12. Visit  springchick1 profile page
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    Quote from ajaxgirl
    Of course each facility is different. I wanted to see how OTHERS do it and how it varies.
    You never specified that you wanted to I ow how other facilities do it. You just said you had been away for a while.
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  13. Visit  Rose_Queen profile page
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    Quote from ajaxgirl
    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.
    Quote from ajaxgirl
    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
    Quote from ajaxgirl
    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.
    Quote from ajaxgirl
    Do they have IV's?
    Pretty much every single patient has an IV.


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