Adapting nurse-led cystoscopy experience to the United States: Tele-cystoscopy a possible compromise?

Haerin Beller, Jennifer M. Lobo, Bethany J. Horton, Terran Sims, Thomas Corey, Teresa Tyson, Noah S. Schenkman, Tracey L. Krupski, Randy A. Jones

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Abstract

Urology workforce shortages in rural areas limit access to diagnostic cystoscopy for hematuria or surveillance cystoscopy for patients with bladder cancer. To address this, we developed a tele-cystoscopy model in which urologic advanced practice professionals (APPs) perform cystoscopies that are interpreted in real-time by board-certified urologists at their home institution. This collaborative model allows the cystoscopic interpretation to be performed by a board-certified urologist. This model may both improve access for patients in remote locations and may lead to greater acceptance of nurse-led cystoscopy in the medical legal environment found in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Urological Nursing
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • access to care
  • bladder cancer
  • cystoscopy
  • education and practice development
  • nurse practitioner
  • telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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    Beller, H., Lobo, J. M., Horton, B. J., Sims, T., Corey, T., Tyson, T., Schenkman, N. S., Krupski, T. L., & Jones, R. A. (2019). Adapting nurse-led cystoscopy experience to the United States: Tele-cystoscopy a possible compromise? International Journal of Urological Nursing, 13(2), 81-86. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijun.12197