SUNA and the American Urological Association (AUA) developed a Joint White Paper on Reprocessing of Flexible Cystoscopes. While office flexible cystoscopy has become a standard urology procedure, the flexible cystoscope is a complex instrument that requires reprocessing between patients. This white paper presents a brief overview of the current guidelines for reprocessing of flexible cystoscopes and highlights particular aspects of instrument reprocessing that are unique to cystoscopy.
Updated ~ 2018
The paper was reviewed and updated in 2018. Workgroup Members included Jodi K. Maranchie, MD, FACS (Co-Chair); Paul Maroni, MD (Co-Chair); Ashely Heller, MPH, CIC; Majdee Islam, MD; Mary Louise Lee, RN; Jennifer Bertsch, Staff; and Janet Waters, MLS, BSN, RN, Medical Librarian.
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Updated ~ 2013
Originally developed in 2009, the paper was reviewed and updated to include the latest evidence-based research in 2013. Workgroup Members included J. Quentin Clemens, MD, MSCI, Chair; Howard Goldman, MD; Victor Senese, RN; and Jennifer Bertsch, Staff.
Task Force Members included J. Quentin Clemens, MD, MSCI; Robert Dowling, MD; Frances Foley, MS, RN, CURN; Howard Goldman, MD; Chris Gonzalez, MD; Christopher Tessier, MD; and Mary Anne Wasner, RN, CURN.