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Executive Committee
2021-2022

Chair
Allyson J. Fried, MSN, RN, CPNP
Buffalo, New York

Immed. Past Chair
Melissa Young, MSN, RN, CPNP
Indianapolis, Indiana

Treasurer
Pamela Kelly, MSN, RN, CPNP
Boston, Massachusetts

Industry Advisor
Cheryl Baxter, MSN, RN, CPNP
Columbus, Ohio

Council Members
Kaitlin Dunn, MSN, FNP-BC, CPN
Washington DC

Leigh T. Hamm, CPNP
Richmond, Virginia

Maryellen Kelly, DNP, CPNP
Durham, North Carolina

Vivian W. Williams, MSN, RN, CPNP
Boston, Massachusetts

Advisors to the Board
Karla Giramonti, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Albany, NY

Valre Welch, MSN, RN, CPNP
Richmond, Virginia

Our Mission
The Pediatric Urology Nurses & Specialists and Associates is a professional organization dedicated to improving the care of pediatric urology patients across the lifespan through educational programs, research collaboration, and evidence based clinical practice.
 
 

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PUNS 2022 Annual Meeting

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Upcoming Dates

August 23, 2022 7:30 PM
via ZOOM
  • Treatment and prevention of recurrent bladder infections: the role of supllements and prophylactic antibiotics
    Sarah Hendrickson, PA-C
    Wake Med Children's Hospital
    Raleigh, NC

September 27, 2022 7:30 PM
via ZOOM

  • Strategies for managing constipation in the pediatric urology clinic
    Jill Travis, DNP, ACPNP-C, FNP-C
    Le bonheur Children's Hospital
    Memphis, TN

Annual Meeting October 19-20, 2022
In person @ Education SIG breakout session

  • Discussing safe sex practices with teens - a urology APP's role

  • Complaints of Erectile disfunction in teens-- how to address, manage, and treat

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Catheter App for Kids

Previously available only for the iPad, PUNS is excited to provide a new and updated version of the KIDS' GUIDE TO USING A CATHETER App for the iPhone and Android devices.

Download from the Apple App store or Google Play store today. Search for "kids guide" or "catheter".

Catheter App for Kids Catheter App for Kids

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Special Interest Groups

Biofeedback Special Interest Group Education Special Interest Group
Research Special Interest Group Urodynamics Special Interest Group

PUNS is pleased to have several Special Interest Groups available to members. The SIGS focus on various aspects of our specialty and can be viewed by logging in to the Members Only Area.


 
 

 
 

ESPUN Webinars

The ESPU Nurses are pleased to share several recent webinars with PUNS members.

Effectiveness of Urotherapy and specific interventions. Where are we standing right now?
Hanny Cobussen-Boekhorst, PhD, MANP Continence Care/ Urotherapist, Radboudumc, Amalia Children's Hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Urotherapy: A critical evaluation. The Complex Role of the Nurse/Therapist
Anka Nieuwhof- Leppink, PhD, Coordinator Urotherapy of University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

The World between Men and Women: About Gender Spectrum and Gender Fluidum
Prof. Dr. Piet Hoebeke, Dean Faculty of Medicine & HealthSciences, Paediatric Urologist Ghent University Belgium

To view:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/8191268
Password: Kmz863!

 
 

 
 

SUNA Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing (1st Edition)

SUNA Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing (1st Edition)
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Comprehensive, one-of-a-kind resource that sets the new standard for urologic nursing clinical practice and the development of the urology APRN.

Impacts the everyday practice of APRNs, RNs, PAs, technicians, and urologic associates.

Contains over 700 pages of content written by and for urologic professionals.

Encompasses the individual's lifespan, from pediatric to geriatric patient populations.

Offers a dundamental core curriculum for the novice and in-depth knowledge for the experiences practitioner in a hybrid text.

Additional resource for preparing for CBUNA's urologic certification.