Clinical Practice

White Papers on Optimizing Outcomes for Surgical Patients

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.

Joint White Paper on Reprocessing of Flexible Cystoscopes

SUNA and the American Urological Association (AUA) developed a Joint White Paper on Reprocessing of Flexible Cystoscopes. While office flexible cystoscopy has become a standard urology procedure, the flexible cystoscope is a complex instrument that requires reprocessing between patients. This white paper presents a brief overview of the current guidelines for reprocessing of flexible cystoscopes and highlights particular aspects of instrument reprocessing that are unique to cystoscopy. 

Updated ~ 2018

The paper was reviewed and updated in 2018. Workgroup Members included Jodi K. Maranchie, MD, FACS (Co-Chair); Paul Maroni, MD (Co-Chair); Ashely Heller, MPH, CIC; Majdee Islam, MD; Mary Louise Lee, RN; Jennifer Bertsch, Staff; and Janet Waters, MLS, BSN, RN, Medical Librarian.

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Updated ~ 2013

Originally developed in 2009, the paper was reviewed and updated to include the latest evidence-based research in 2013. Workgroup Members included J. Quentin Clemens, MD, MSCI, Chair; Howard Goldman, MD; Victor Senese, RN; and Jennifer Bertsch, Staff.

2009

Task Force Members included J. Quentin Clemens, MD, MSCI; Robert Dowling, MD; Frances Foley, MS, RN, CURN; Howard Goldman, MD; Chris Gonzalez, MD; Christopher Tessier, MD; and Mary Anne Wasner, RN, CURN.

Prostate Cancer Patient Guide

The Prostate Cancer Patient Guide is a comprehensive resource on diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and risk factors for patients and families with a history of prostate cancer. Developed by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the guide is designed for any man newly diagnosed with or in treatment for prostate cancer, and for family members seeking information about prostate cancer patient navigation as well as their own short- and long-term risks factors for prostate cancer.

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