On this episode of WOCTalk, we talk with Alyson Sweeney, DHlth, MNg, RN, author of the article titled, “Long-term Suprapubic Catheter–Related Care Requirements When Living at Home: Development of a Best Practice Guide” published in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (JWOCN®), the official journal of the WOCN® Society.
The purpose of this study was to develop a best practice guideline specific to the health care needs of adults living at home with a long-term suprapubic catheter (SPC).
To learn more about the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (JWOCN), the official journal of the WOCN Society, click here.
Click here to read the JWOCN article “Long-term Suprapubic Catheter–Related Care Requirements When Living at Home: Development of a Best Practice Guide”.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Alyson Sweeney is an RN and clinical researcher with over 20 years expertise in continence and subspecialty, urinary catheter related nursing care. She is the clinical lead of the Community Continence Service in the South of Tasmania, Australia. Her Professional Doctorate was from the University of Tasmania (2021). Her research focused on the development of a best practice guideline for the care of people who live with a long-term suprapubic catheter. This project was undertaken to address healthcare gaps that were identified in her master’s thesis (Flinders University, 2006) that explored people’s experiences of living with a long-term suprapubic catheter. Alyson has extensive knowledge in contemporary long-term catheter related care and her commitment to improve the wellbeing of this cohort is evidenced through her sustained engagement with this topic.