IOM Releases Report Assessing Progress of "The Future of Nursing" Report

On December 4, 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report entitled, “Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing.” This new report is a follow up to the 2010 IOM report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which included recommendations regarding the roles for nurses in the new health care landscape.

AHRQ Releases Toolkit for Reducing CAUTIs in Hospitals

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released a new toolkit to help clinical teams reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Developed for clinicians by clinicians, the Toolkit for Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) helps health care professionals prevent CAUTIs in patients by following clinical best practices and creating a culture of safety.

SUNA and AUA Develop Joint Statement on Intravesical Administration of Therapeutic Medication

SUNA and the American Urological Association (AUA) developed a joint Statement of Practice on Intravesical Administration of Therapeutic Medication. The purpose of the statement is to define the performance guidelines surrounding the instillation of intravesical cytotoxic, immunotherapeutic, and/or therapeutic drugs via sterile technique catheterization for patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (urothelial carcinoma) or interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome.

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