On Friday 8th February we were delighted to host our first PrecisionPoint™ Transperineal Access System workshop, specifically designed for Urology Nurse Practitioners and Registrars. Developed in conjunction with Rick Popert, Consultant Urologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Mr Jonah Rusere, Urology ANP SEL Accountable Cancer Network, the training course is designed to increase the number of nurses skilled in a new advanced prostate biopsy technique: the free hand local anaesthetic transperineal targeted and systematic biopsy (LA TP).
As part of a wider initiative to move away from historical, transrectal ultrasound guided (TRUS) biopsy techniques for prostate cancer, we are also pleased to be able to announce that the course has received the backing of both the British Association of Urological Nurses (BAUN) and Prostate Cancer UK. BAUN accreditation means that any delegates who attend will receive continued professional development (CPD) credits, while Prostate Cancer UK is providing support via its education bursary scheme for individuals.
The course was delivered by members of the team at Guy’s and St Thomas’, including Radiologist Coordinator, Dr Giles Rottenberg; Anaesthetic Coordinator, Dr Gunjeet Dua; and Jonah Rusere SELACN Urology ANP. Content was a combination of theory and practical elements covering:
Basic Prostate Ultrasound and MRI anatomy
Anaesthetic Session on Transperineal biopsies under local anaesthesia +/- sedation
Direct observations of LA TP biopsies
Managing the prostate pathway - Urologist and ANP
Feedback from the delegates was overwhelmingly positive:
“Great first course with lots of useful information”
“Confirmed that LA TP biopsy is a good alternative to TRUS prostate biopsy.”
“Excellent course. Very informative. Keen to implement LA TP in our hospital.”
The next course is being held on 8th March at Guy’s and St Thomas’. If you are interested in attending or would like further informatio, please email Emily Jarrold: firstname.lastname@example.org