SUNA and the American Urological Association (AUA) developed the Joint White Paper on Reprocessing of Flexible Cystoscopes in 2009. The white paper presents an overview of the guidelines for reprocessing of flexible cystoscopes and highlights particular aspects of instrument reprocessing that are unique to cystoscopy. The paper was recently reviewed and updated to include the latest evidence-based research in 2013. Reviewers included AUA members J. Quentin Clemens, MD, MSCI, Chair, and Howard Goldman, MD, as well as SUNA member Victor Senese, RN. The updated paper is available for download on the SUNA website.
Update ~ March 2015
In view of the recent news about the reprocessing of duodenoscopes Dr. J. Quentin Clemens addresses five key questions on reprocessing and patient safety. Dr. Clemens worked on the task force and update workgroup for the Joint AUA/ SUNA White Paper on Reprocessing of Flexible Cystoscopes.