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EAUN18: From best practices to new insights

True to its aim to provide fresh updates and identify best practices, the Scientific Programme of EAUN18 is a compact and comprehensive examination of key nursing issues in urology ranging from oncology, infections, guidelines adherence, patient-centred care to anticipating future trends.

“In-depth and with focus on improving our day-today clinical practices by using practical approaches, evidence-based nursing and the experiences or input of patients themselves, the various sessions in Copenhagen will aim to fulfil the educational needs of participants,” said Corinne Tillier, chair of the Scientific Programme Committee.

In Copenhagen, the organisers will offer in three days, two Plenary Sessions, 13 Thematic Sessions, five Specialty Sessions, and two European School of Urology (ESU) courses. To be featured are six state-of-the-art lectures that will cover TRUS biopsy guidelines, impact of lifestyle habits among cancer survivors, patient experience of pelvic rehabilitation, and EAUN guidelines, among other topics.

Thematic Sessions

The Thematic Sessions will explore not only dilemmas in nursing practices but also new topics. Updates in prostate care will be discussed in Thematic Session 2, where the evolution of radiological techniques, new treatments and supportive nursing care (clinics) will be assesed by expert speakers. Patient-centred care will be the theme in Thematic Session 5 where tools such as Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) will be evaluated for its effect in shared decision-making.

“There are changes in prostate biopsy guidelines, and urology nurses need to be aware of the impact on their practices. This will be taken up in a state-of-theart
lecture where current standards and new practices will be thoroughly reviewed,” said Tillier.

Urology Nursing tomorrow

The Plenary Sessions are expected to trigger enthusiastic discussions with two thought-provoking topics. Plenary Session 1 will tackle the theme: “Urology nursing tomorrow: If not us then who?” The session will look into generational differences between senior nurses and their younger colleagues who are more computer-adept and technologically (digital) oriented. Questions such as “How can we avoid misunderstandings, miscommunications and clash amongst the generations?” will be taken up to shed light on the dynamics of interpersonal relations in the hospital setting.

Hospital visits in 3 hospitals

As in previous congresses, hospital visits form part of the total learning experience. Four hospital visits are scheduled on Friday, 16 March in three major Copenhagen hospitals. Below is a glimpse of the schedules:

  • Visit 1. Herlev Hospital, 15.00 – 17.00 hrs. Visit to the theatre, robotic centre, outpatient clinic, nurse led procedures and the ward, including the areas for cystectomy and prostatectomy patients.
  • Visit 2. Gentofte Hospital, 15.00 – 17.00 hrs. The department specialises in stone-surgery, andrology and LUTS.
  • Visit 3. Herlev Hospital, 15.00 – 17.00 hrs. Visit to the Robotic Center, where you can do hands-on exercises.
  • Visit 4. Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital), 14.30 – 16.30 hrs. Urology care with a focus on cancer patients. Visit to the ward, the outpatient clinic and the operating theatre.

With its varied and insight-filled programme, EAUN18 promises another much-awaited boost to the training and educational update needs of European urology nurses. It does not only aim to
match these expectations but to also go beyond them to enable urology nurses to provide optimal patient care.

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