Hysteroscopy question

by Annie M Annie M (New) New

We have a newer GYN surgeon who requests to have a “hysteroscopy bleed kit” available during his case. The contents are: 

22gauge 3 1/2” spinal needle x 2

med cup


50 ml bag nacl

16fr 30ml 3 way cath

20units if vasopresin

10ml syringe x 2

Can anyone explain the function and order of this?





Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

Not 100% sure, as the best one to answer (and provide a clearly needed in service for staff!) is the surgeon, but my guess for the foley is that it will be utilized much like a Bakri balloon to be expanded inside the uterus to apply mechanical pressure. Perhaps 3-way to irrigate with saline mixed with the vasopressin? Vasopressin is a vasoconstrictor, so would also be a method to help with bleeding, the two syringes to fill and use for irrigation, decanter to transfer the meds to the sterile field, the med cup to hold the fluids, but out of ideas when it comes to the spinal needles  


Thank you! Yes definitely confirming with the surgeon etc. I just didn’t want to look totally clueless