Traditional vs Conventional Decontamination Methods with Cystoscopy

Samantha Murray (Decontamination Manager), Julie Rees (Urology Directorate Manager),

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board with Jo Wilkinson, Director – Genesis Medical Ltd.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) were given an opportunity to introduce the Genesis Medical Vision Science scope and 7000 series Digital Processing Unit. The Urology Directorate were keen to use this equipment as it would support them in maintaining their flexi cystoscope service and address aspects such as annual flexi testing on the routine list and throughput of patients in Urology Theatre.

The Decontamination Manager having reviewed the Welsh Health Technical Memorandum 01-06 on ‘difficult to clean probes’, together with the Authorised Engineer’s (Decon) support and evidence of chemical decontamination efficacy, welcomed the product in assisting the Health Board in improving patient healthcare. It was deemed it would help focus care where it was needed.

This Project Supports Prudent Healthcare

Providing safe, high quality and meaningful care in a timely manner using evidence-based practice.

This approach to cystoscope use is evidence-based, whilst recognising the required standards for decontamination (WHTM 01-6).

The Decontamination Manager and Urology Directorate have worked together linking with NHS Shared Services Authorised Engineer (Decontamination) to examine the feasibility of introducing such a scope; recognising each other’s input and expertise and the clinical need.

Anticipated Benefits