The No-Bubble TURP is both a work of details and an exercise in problem solving. It is the result of input from a number of experienced urology nurses, and their shared frustrations during the TURP procedure. Upon consideration of the nurses’ common issues, we implemented what we had learnt and created a product that seamlessly addressed these problems and greatly improves the TURP procedure.
Made of extra soft material, the tubing rests snuggly on the drapes and the drip chambers are effortlessly filled. The spikes are positioned close to the bag for easy deaeration, and both lines are clearly colour coded and easily separated allowing for the pinch clamps to be moved just under the drip chambers. This makes it easily visible when patients undergo continuous bladder irrigation in the post-operative period. The colour coded pinch clamps are large enough to be opened and closed using only one hand, and are placed in the sterile field during operation to allow the scrub nurse or surgeon to
change from one irrigation bag to another without interrupting the procedure or the need for the circulating nurse's intervention. The roller clamp is made extra-large so that it slides smoothly and easily. A short silicon tube, which connects to the resectoscope, is designed and treated to disconnect easily from the step down connector. And of course, the drip chambers are equipped with kinetic energy dispersers to reduce the number of bubbles that enter the set during rapid irrigation. The entire set is made of DEHP-free material to reduce the impact of disposals on the environment.