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All nurse hysteroscopists will be performing diagnostic procedures but therapeutic interventions will vary according to the particular nurses role and skill sets. As a general principle, quality assurance (audit) is more important than activity. Diagnostic hysteroscopy includes blind / directed endometrial biopsy and coil fitting / replacement. Operative hysteroscopy includes directed removal of ‘lost’ coils, polypectomy, myomectomy and endometrial ablation.
For operative hysteroscopy the nurse should undertake the relevant training to the specific device, complete log book/sign off for that device with their trainer then ensure this is reflected within the job description at local trust.
As a guide we would recommend the following:
A nurse hysteroscopist should be a member of the BSGE. We would recommend attendance at a relevant educational meeting every year but an absolute minimum of every two years. Specifically: