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Terran W. Sims, ACNP-BC, MSN, CNN, COCN

Terran W. Sims, ACNP-BC, MSN, CNN, COCN

  • Faculty
  • University of Virginia School of Nursing
  • AG-ACNP Program
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Genitourinary Oncology, Urology
  • University of Virginia
  • Charlottesville, Virginia
The Value of Advanced Practice Providers Performing Office Cystoscopy

The Value of Advanced Practice Providers Performing Office Cystoscopy

As the advanced practice provider (APP) community continues to grow and various areas are identified where they can make a difference in patient care, patient access, and growth of a practice, it may be helpful to look at the value of urology APPs.

There is a workforce shortage in urology—and the literature and real-world data support the need for, and value in, supplementing urology practices with APPs. This is especially relevant in rural areas across the country, as 73% of c... Continue Reading

Filed under: Practice Management/Career, Urology

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol Use in Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol Use in Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer affects 64,280 men and 19,450 women annually in the United States. Most are older than age 55, and the majority are older than 73, with multip... Continue Reading

Filed under: Urology

Prostate Cancer and Shared Decision-Making

Prostate Cancer and Shared Decision-Making

All men are at risk for prostate cancer and one out of nine will develop the disease; age and family history influence the chance of a man developing prostat... Continue Reading

Filed under: Oncology/Hematology, Practice Management/Career, Urology

Microscopic Hematuria: New AUA/SUFU Guidelines Published July 2020

Microscopic Hematuria: New AUA/SUFU Guidelines Published July 2020

A new version of the American Urologic Association (AUA)/Society of Urodynamics & Female Urology (SUFA) guideline for microhematuria has just been published... Continue Reading

Filed under: Oncology/Hematology, Urology

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