Clinical Practice

The Critical Need to Provide Intermittent Catheter Urological Supplies Specific to Patient Need to Improve Health Outcomes (White Paper)

SUNA joined the American Association for Homecare; United Spinal Association; Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society; and Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board to develop a white paper to educate payers and state Medicaid programs on the types of intermittent catheter products and services needed to successfully manage an individual’s urinary retention needs in a home-based setting to improve patient experience, health outcomes, and reduce overall cost. Entitled The Critical Need to Provide Intermittent Catheter Urological Supplies Specific to Patient Need to Improve Health Outcomes, the white paper addresses the variables going into managing each person’s urinary retention needs, the role of the home medical equipment provider, the risks of improper management, the challenges of limited HCPCs codes for a variety of products, and the value of managing urinary needs with sustainable reimbursement.

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Urinary Catheter Care

Joint Statement on Intravesical Administration of Therapeutic Medication for the Treatment of Bladder Cancer

SUNA and the American Urological Association (AUA) developed a joint Statement of Practice on Intravesical Administration of Therapeutic Medication for the Treatment of Bladder Cancer. 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 (NMIBC, urothelial carcinoma).

Updated ~ 2020

Originally developed in July 2015, the paper was reviewed and revised in June 2020. 2020 Workgroup Members included Roxy Baumgartner, RN, APN-BC; Sam Chang, MD; Susan Flick, CNP; Howard Goldman, MD, FACS; Jim Kovarik, MS, PA-C; Yair Lotan, MD; Elspeth McDougall, MD, FRCSC, MHPE; Arthur Sagalowsky, MD; Edouard Trabulsi, MD; Debbie Hensley, RN; Christy Krieg, MSN, CUNP; and Leanne Schimke, MSN, CUNP

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