SUNA Joins Nursing Community in Requesting Fiscal Year 2015 Funding for Nursing Workforce Development Programs, NINR, and NMHCs

SUNA joins the Nursing Community in requesting $251 million for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [2 U.S.C. 296 et seq.]), $150 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR, National Institutes of Health), and $20 million for the Nurse-Managed Health Clinics (NMHCs, Title III of the Public Health Service Act) in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) appropriations bill.

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SUNA Member Honored for Exceptional Continence Care

On March 15, 2014, the National Association For Continence (NAFC) presented SUNA member Donna Thompson with the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion award during SUNA’s Annual Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO. This award, sponsored by Astellas, recognizes health care providers who serve as role models for outstanding contributions in research, education, and clinical practice. Congratulations, Donna!

Updated White Paper on Cystoscopes Now Available

SUNA and the American Urological Association (AUA) developed the Joint White Paper on Reprocessing of Flexible Cystoscopes in 2009. The white paper presents an overview of the guidelines for reprocessing of flexible cystoscopes and highlights particular aspects of instrument reprocessing that are unique to cystoscopy. The paper was recently reviewed and updated to include the latest evidence-based research in 2013. Reviewers included AUA members J. Quentin Clemens, MD, MSCI, Chair, and Howard Goldman, MD, as well as SUNA member Victor Senese, RN.