Urologic nursing : official journal of the American Urological Association Allied
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Procedure competencies and job functions of the urologic advanced practice nurse.
A 2-round modified Delphi study recruited a panel urologic advanced practice nurse experts to identify the procedure competencies and job functions unique to the role of the advanced practice nurse specializing in the care of urology patients.
American Urological Association evidence-based guidelines: an important resource for urologic nurses.
Keeping nurses in nursing: the profession's challenge for today.
Urologic nurses and the nursing profession face incredible challenges in caring for patients and their families after a trend of the continued decline in nursing school enrollment, the nursing shortage, and increasing staff nurse dissatisfaction with the current workplace environment. Is it possible...
Role of a urology nurse in evaluating patients with prostatism.
Nurses play a prominent role in educating patients. This article presents experiences of one certified urology nurse collaborating with a urologist in the initial evaluation of 475 men randomly selected from the community for urinary symptoms or health status work-ups. Referrals to the urologist for...
Review of intermittent catheterization and current best practices.
Intermittent catheterization is the insertion and removal of a catheter several times a day to empty the bladder. This type of catheterization Is used to drain urine from a bladder that is not emptying adequately or from a surgically created channel that connects the bladder with the abdominal surfac...
Improved patient outcomes at a urology nurse clinic.
A urology nurse clinic was developed to improve cost and quality of care outcomes for patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy amid cost constraints and the need for improved service delivery. Cost and quality of care outcomes were achieved through earlier discharge and improved assessment, educat...
A culturally competent model of care for African Americans.
African Americans are one of the largest ethnic groups in the United States. Data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census (2001) reveal that there are approximately 34,333,000 African Americans residing in the United States, representing 12.1% of the total population. The African-...
Variations in practice patterns regarding constipation in children with urinary tract infections.
Studies suggest a correlation between constipation and urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children. Diagnoses and treatment of constipation are not clear. This clinical practice was documented in urology offices. Variation noted suggests more research is needed for evidence-based practice in this po...
Urologic applications of the holmium laser.
The holmium laser has various urologic applications. It is important for urologic nurses and associates to be familiar with the laser physics and safety recommendations of the holmium laser, as well as to understand the applications and surgical techniques associated with this therapy.
Ethical issues surrounding informed consent: Part III. The crucial role of nursing in insuring valid consent.
We all share. It is for this reason that insuring informed consent is worth whatever time and effort it takes....