White Papers

SUNA Suprapubic Catheter Task Force has developed a White Paper on Management of Patients after Suprapubic Catheter Insertion. This white paper provides recommendations based on expert opinion and the scarce evidence relative to suprapubic catheter care after the initial post-insertion change. Special thank you to the following task force members: Susanne A. Quallich, PhD, ANP-BC, NP-C, CUNP, FAUNA, FAANP; Todd Thompson, MSN, RN; Jodi Jameson, MLIS, AHIP; Katie Wall, MSN, FNP-C; Michelle J. Lajiness, DNP, FNP-BC, FAUNA; Gina Powley, MSN, ANP-BC, FAUNA; Anthony R. Lutz, MSN, NP-C, CUNP; and Jean Hemphill, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC.

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SUNA collaborated with the American Urological Association on the development of three white papers on optimizing outcomes for patients before, during, and following urologic surgery:

Thank you to the following SUNA members who served as workgroup members or peer reviewers: Frances Foley, MHA, RN, CURN; Gwendolyn Hooper, PhD, APRN, CUNP; Michelle Lajiness, NP; Christopher Tucci, MS, RN, BC, CURN; Charlene Vollmer, BSN, RN-BC; and Glenda Wilkinson, BS, RN, CURN, CRLS, MLSO.

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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