At 180 Medical, we like to make sure we take time to recognize the hard work, care, and dedication that urology nurses and associates give in their jobs day in and day out. This week, in particular, is of great importance, because from November 1st to the 7th, it’s Urology Nurses and Associates Week, a time to honor all of the contributions that urology professionals have made as well as the positive impact they make on their patients’ lives.
Urology nurses, assistants, doctors, and associates play a crucial role in the care of their patients’ overall well-being. It takes a truly compassionate person to care about their patients’ health and listen to them when they discuss the symptoms they’re having, which can sometimes feel embarrassing or difficult to talk about due to the private nature of some urological conditions. Being empathetic and kind is just as big a part of their job as it is to be fully trained and knowledgeable about the various conditions that can affect their patients, such as neurogenic bladder, prostate cancer, incontinence, bladder retention, urinary tract infections, and other illnesses that may affect any part or the whole of the urinary system.
Whether they work in roles with surgery, office visits, testing, or even demonstrating to their patient how to use an intermittent catheter for the very first time, urology nurses and associates all have important roles in healthcare, and that’s why Urology Nurses and Associates Week was established back in 2006 by the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA). 180 Medical is a proud corporate sponsor of SUNA, and we are glad to do what we can to raise awareness and recognize the incredible importance of the work they do.
“Urology nurses often tell me that they want their patients to feel like family, not just another patient or a number, and I’m happy to work for a company that feels the same way,” says Krista Howard, one of 180 Medical’s Urology Territory Specialists. “When they refer their patients to 180 Medical, they know they will receive the same level of care and compassion that urology nurses give every day in their jobs.”
Since we provide intermittent catheters, urostomy supplies, and other urological supplies, we regularly interact with urology offices and the nurses at these great facilities. We feel honored to be chosen as a preferred provider for their patients’ much-needed medical supplies, and we’re proud to act as an extension of all of the urology nurses, doctors, and associates at their facilities by offering their patients the right supplies they need to turn their lives around, alongside superior customer service and the kind of compassion we know our customers deserve.
If your life has been touched by a urology nurse or associate, we encourage you to reach out and let them know about the positive impact they made on you during a time when you needed a kind word and a helping hand during this week. They truly deserve recognition for all the hard work they do.