SUNA Participates in Development of Consensus Statement on Advanced Practice Providers

Recognizing that nurse practitioners and physician assistants play a key role in team-based delivery of care, the American Urological Association has developed a Consensus Statement on Advanced Practice Providers. The Consensus Statement examines advanced practice provider integration from a regulatory and practice management approach. The Consensus Statement was developed by a workgroup featuring a diverse set of urologic providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Susanne Quallich, ANP-BC, NP-C CUNP, FAANP, represented SUNA on the workgroup.

SUNA Joins the Nursing Community in Requesting Support for Nursing Workforce Development Programs in Fiscal Year 2015

SUNA joins the Nursing Community in urging the House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees to fully support the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.]) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), one of the 27 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health, in Fiscal Year 2015.

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White Paper Focuses on CAUTIs and Significance for Urologic Patients

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.