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.

SUNA Joins Nursing Community in Supporting a Proposed Change that Allows APRNs Full Practice Authority in VHA System

The Nursing Community, including SUNA, requests members of the House of Representatives to refrain from signing a Dear Colleague letter being circulated by Representatives Michael Grimm (R-NY) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), which expresses concerns with a proposed modification to the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Nursing Handbook. This change would allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) full practice authority within the VHA system. The Nursing Community commends the VHA’s proposed recognition of APRNs as full practice providers in the VHA’s Nursing Handbook and believes this will further facilitate timely delivery of high-quality health care to U Service men and women.

> Download the letter from SUNA and the Nursing Community

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