Advanced Practice

Joint Statement on Intravesical Administration of Therapeutic Medication

SUNA and the American Urological Association (AUA) developed a joint Statement of Practice on Intravesical Administration of Therapeutic Medication. The purpose of the statement is to define the performance guidelines surrounding the instillation of intravesical cytotoxic, immunotherapeutic, and/or therapeutic drugs via sterile technique catheterization for patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (urothelial carcinoma) or interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome.

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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.

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Discussion Paper on Patient-Clinician Communication: Basic Principles and Expectations

SUNA is pleased to highlight a resource to promote effective communication between patients and providers. Patient-Clinician Communication: Basic Principles and Expectations, a Discussion Paper developed by the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care, is intended to promote patient-centered clinical encounters by:

  • Stating clearly the anchor concepts in patient-centered care: mutual respect, harmonized goals, supportive environment, appropriate decision partners, the right information, transparency and full disclosure, and continuous learning.
  • Highlighting the minimum expectations for discussion between a clinician and the patient and/or family: the reason for the visit, the nature of the decisions being made, and the preferences of the patient.
  • Emphasizing the importance of the culture and environmental factors to the success in achieving the principles and expectations for the care experience.

The Discussion Paper presents the views of several national authorities on the principles and expectations that might serve as touchstone reference points in weighing the quality and effectiveness of shared decision-making between patients and their health care providers.

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Learn more about the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care