What are you doing to work smarter, rather than harder?“We’re trying to use our mid-level providers more frequently. Basically, we let them see our post-ops and follow-ups, so we can see more patients and become more productive," one urologist says.
Robotic vs. open RP: Better EF recovery seen with robotRobot-assisted radical prostatectomy was associated with earlier and increased rate of recovery of erectile function when compared to radical retropubic prostatectomy and a slightly higher but acceptable rate of positive surgical margins, according to a study published online in European Urology (Sept. 4, 2017).
How do active and passive fund management differ?
Single-use ureteroscope shows efficacy for routine URSA new single-use digital flexible ureteroscope (LithoVue) compares favorably in performance to reusable scopes, at least for routine urteroscopy, with a possible advantage of being more economical.
Severe pain after male sling implantation results in lawsuitThis "Malpractice Consult" column also includes cases involving scarring from penile injections and failure to remove a fragment from a penile implant.
How emotional intelligence can enhance the provider-patient relationship“Fostering emotional intelligence among providers supports the provision of high-quality and compassionate care,” writes Adele M. Caruso, DNP, CRNP.
How do ureteroscope types compare ergonomically?Findings of a study investigating biomechanical stresses on the urologist while performing flexible ureteroscopy indicate that reusable and single-use digital ureteroscopes have a more favorable ergonomic profile than a reusable fiberoptic instrument.
Episode costs for ambulatory stone surgery vary widelyA study analyzing variation in spending for patients undergoing ureteroscopy or shock wave lithotripsy for urinary stone disease is a step towards helping urologists understand cost reduction opportunities.
APRNs, PAs can help achieve the ideal practice setting"Patient care can continue in the office while the urologist is in the OR; APRNs and PAs can serve as a conduit for readying patients for surgery, and these providers can evaluate for potential complications post-surgery," writes SUNA's Amy Hull, MSN, WHNP-BC.
Is your ideal practice fit within reach?Deciding on whether to go into (or switch to) private practice, academic, or an employed model means weighing potential pros and cons of each setting and looking in the mirror at character traits, likes, and dislikes that would make one setting more suitable than another.


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