This checklist is part of the Gynsurgery guidelines used in an educational setting for residents in Ob-Gyn.

(The pdf checklist Cystoscopy Checklist may not contain the latest changes)

Checklist for Prevention of Cystoscopy Complications

Preoperative evaluation

  1. ___ Avoid prophylactic antibiotics (prevent resistant infection)


  1. ___ lubricate cystoscope trochar (prevent minor urethral pain)
  2. ___ use smallest caliber cystoscope available for diagnostic purposes (prevent minor urethral pain)
  3. ___ maintain sterile field for introduction of cystoscope (prevent postoperative urinary tract infection)
  4. ___ visualize urethra and bladder immediately upon introduction of cystoscope (prevent urethra, bladder or ureteral injury/perforation)
  5. ___ avoid excessive introduction pressure of cystoscope (prevent urethra, bladder or ureteral injury/perforation)
  6. ___ use different degree scopes from 0 degrees to 30 to 70 degrees to visulatize entire urethra, bladder trigone and walls and ureteral openings (decrease risk of missing pathology)

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