White Paper on Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

The American Urological Association (AUA) has developed a White Paper on Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Definitions and Significance in the Urologic Patient. A white paper workgroup organized by the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee and led by Dr. Timothy Averch drafted the paper, which was approved by the AUA Board of Directors in October 2014. Diane K. Newman, DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD, represented SUNA on the workgroup.

The workgroup noted that while health care in general has increased its focus on catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention and the inappropriate use of catheters, much of this attention does not apply to urologic patients. Therefore, the white paper delves in to this particular area and also provides pertinent definitions pertaining to CAUTIs.

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Urologic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice ~ A 'Must Have' Manual for Urologic RNs and APRNs

Urologic health care problems are often very complex, and nurses who treat these issues practice in a wide range of settings with patients across the lifespan. The urologic nursing specialty requires its professionals to have a comprehensive knowledge of developmental and aging changes that are essential to understanding acute and chronic urological diseases.

Resource Available to Teach Children about Intermittent Catheterization

A group of superhero-type characters, in comic book style, teach school-age and adolescent pediatric patients about intermittent catheterization. Published by Medikidz, sponsored by LoFric, with input from SUNA, these new educational teaching aids (which are gender-specific) help children understand intermittent catheterization. The books are are now available through the SUNA Store. (Please note: Books are free, except for shipping fees, and are shipped in sets of 25.)

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