Local Anaesthesia Protocol Examples

When establishing NovaSure procedures in an outpatient / ambulatory setting, it is important to adhere to appropriate regulations and implement required protocols.


Fundal Block

The following videos show examples of how to utilise the fundal block anaesthesic technique when performing a NovaSure procedure in an Outpatient setting.

The following video is from Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust in the UK, performed by Mr Martyn Underwood.

The following video is from Colchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the UK, performed by Mr Fadi Alfhaily.


NovaSure Patient Testimonials

The following video contains testimonials from several women immediately following their NovaSure Procedures in Outpatients

Required Equipment

To ensure that your outpatient clinic is properly equipped to safely and effectively conduct endometrial ablation, we have provided a list of equipment and supplies that may be necessary to perform a NovaSure procedure in this setting. The following is a sample list of the key components you may need. It does not include prep tray or sterile pack components, additional optional tools and required safety equipment. Every clinician should use his or her clinical expertise and judgment to decide which supplies are necessary for this procedure.

  • NovaSure endometrial ablation radiofrequency controller and disposable device
  • Hysteroscope (not necessary to perform the procedure)
  • SureSound uterine cavity measuring device
  • Hegar dilators in sizes up to 7 mm
  • Dressing forceps
  • Two single-tooth tenacula
  • Drapes: 2.5 sheets, leggings or use four sterile towels
  • 4″ x 4″ X-ray detectable sponge
  • Sterile gown
  • Sterile gloves
  • Betadine Solution
  • Equipment to perform a paracervical block

Now that I’ve had the NovaSure
, I have a new life!

Janelle Shaw, NovaSure Patient
  1. Hologic, Inc. Data on file; 2004-2018. Based on units shipped from 2004-2018.

NovaSure® endometrial ablation is for premenopausal women with heavy periods due to benign causes who are finished childbearing. Pregnancy following the NovaSure procedure can be dangerous. The NovaSure procedure is not for those who have or suspect uterine cancer; have an active genital, urinary or pelvic infection; or an IUD. NovaSure endometrial ablation is not a sterilization procedure. Rare but serious risks include, but are not limited to, thermal injury, perforation and infection. Temporary side effects may include cramping, nausea, vomiting, discharge and spotting. Inform patients to contact you if they experience a possible side effect related to use of this product. For detailed benefit and risk information, please consult the IFU.