Coffee & Learn Sessions

Conducted on a regular basis, these virtual learning events educate SCI and Urology clinicians on the latest developments to help improve daily practice and patient outcomes.

Take a quick break to learn the latest news in the fields of SCI and Urology Nursing.

Our Coffee & Learn sessions are regularly-scheduled, 30-minute (or shorter) virtual learning opportunities that take place in a comprehensive, “real life” format. As the healthcare environment continues to change, our goal is to provide you with valuable, up-to-date information that can help you stay current.

Click the links below to view sessions that were held recently in the USA and Ireland.

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Coffee & Learn Sessions – USA (English)


Session 1 — “Case Study: No Touch Catheterization” (February 2021)
Presenter: Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, BCB-PMD
Adjunct Professor of Urology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

This session discusses research related to “no-touch” catheterization, and its impact on catheterization-associated urinary tract infections (UTIs) and quality of life.
Running Time: 26:59

Session 2 — “The Effects of Mental Health on Compliance: How Has COVID-19 Changed Us?” (March 2021)
Presenter: Cortney Wolfe-Christensen, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Health Specialist, Cook Children’s Pediatric Urology Program, Fort Worth, Texas

This session discusses research on how psychological distress can affect medical wellbeing. Rates of depression in adults have tripled during COVID- 19, and depressed patients were three times more likely to be non-compliant with medical care than non-depressed patients.
Running Time: 28:13

Session 3 — “Teaching an Obese Female to Self-Cath” (April 2021)
Presenter: Stephanie Vaughn, PhD, RN, CRRN, FAHA, FARN
Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing at California State University, Fullerton

The session presents a case study assessing barriers to performing clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) and strategies to help obese females perform CIC successfully.
Running Time: 30:10

Session 4 — “Bladder Pain” (May 2021)
Presenter: Stephanie Strobl, APRN
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at First Urology, Louisville, Kentucky

This session discusses how interstitial cystitis can often mimic a urinary tract infection (UTI), and is often mistaken for one.
Running Time: 31:33

Session 5 — “IC and BPH: How to Manage the Underactive Bladder” (June 2021)

Presenter: Gina Powley, MSN, ANP-BC
Urology of St Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

This session presents a case study on how to manage a male patient with an underactive bladder and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
Running Time: 28:32


Session 6 — “Developing a Best Practice on Implementing an Intermittent Catheter Program” (July 2021)
Presenter: Joel Juarez, RN, MSN, CRRN
Director, Education & Documentation, HCA Healthcare

This session discusses Best Practice for implementing an intermittent catheter in an acute inpatient rehab setting.
Running Time: 29:14

Session 7 — “Autonomic Dysreflexia? Don't Panic” (August 2021)
Presenter: Katherine R. Huber, RN, BSN, CRRN, JD
Assistant Nurse Manager, Spinal Cord Injury Model System Unit, Spain Rehabilitation Center, University of Alabama

This session discusses how to recognize the signs and symptoms of Autonomic Dysreflexia, a potentially life-threatening condition, and how to treat it.
Running Time: 27:15

Session 8 — “Who Might Benefit From a Mitrofanoff and Why” (September 2021)
Presenter: Valre Welch, MSN, RN, CPNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University

This session discusses how a catheterizable channel can facilitate patient care and compliance, and help patients with neuropathic bowel and bladder lead normal lives.
Running Time: 26:20

Session 9 — “Healthy Bladder” (October 2021)
Presenter: Lisa Vlamakis, MSN, CRRN, RN
Nurse Manager Neuro Specialty Rehabilitation, Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, Utah

This session discusses what factors may influence bladder health and provides tips to ensure a healthy bladder.
Running Time: 21:35

Session 10 — “Adaptive Techniques and Equipment for Maximizing Independence with Intermittent Self-Catheterization” (November 2021)
Presenter: Patricia Zuba, OTR/L
Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Specialist in Occupational Therapy, Michigan Medicine Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

This session discusses barriers to performing intermittent self-catheterization (ISC) independently, and how adaptive techniques and equipment may help.
Running Time: 30:14

Session 11 — “Risks and Burdens of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections” (January 2022)
Presenter: Tadas Sileika, PhD, PMP
Senior Scientist, Technology Development, Hollister Incorporated

This session discusses the risks and burdens of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), and how certain intermittent catheters may help decrease the risk of UTIs. It highlights the results of the IMPACT Study, which investigated the protective effects of VaPro™ No Touch intermittent catheters, and how these catheters compare with those from other manufacturers.
Running Time: 25:36

Session 12 — “Tips and Tricks for Difficult Catheter Insertion” (February 2022)
Presenter: Leanne Schimke, MSN, CRNP, CUNP
Keystone Urology Specialists, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

This session discusses helpful tips and tricks to make catheterization easier for female patients and their clinicians.
Running Time: 25:09

Session 13 — “Urinary Tract Stones – The 3 P’s: Prevalence, Pathophysiology, and Prevention” (March 2022)
Presenter: Hillary Durstein, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CUNP
Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Specialist in Occupational Therapy, Michigan Medicine Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

This session discusses how urinary stones form, how often they occur, and how to prevent them.
Running Time: 24:37

Session 14 — “IC After Stroke: Playing the Odds” (April 2022)
Presenter: Maureen Le Danseur, MSN, CNS, ACNS-BC, CRRN
Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation, San Diego, California

This session discusses how a stroke can affect the bladder and ways to manage the bladder after a stroke.
Running Time: 25:30

Session 15 — “Multiple Sclerosis and the Urinary System” (May 2022)
Presenter: Shauna Brady, RN, BN, MN, CNN(c), NCA
Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta Canada

This session discusses how multiple sclerosis affects the urinary system.
Running Time: 29:28

Session 16 — “Intermittent Self Cath Documentation” (June 2022)
Presenter: Michelle Martin, LPN, CUA
Albany Medical Center Division of Urology, Albany, New York

This session discusses how to document properly when your patient needs intermittent catheterization.
Running Time: 27:11

Session 17 — “Dysfunctional Voiding/Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction” (August 2022)
Presenter: Melissa Arcella, PA-C
Children's Urology Associates, Las Vegas, Nevada

This session discusses how to manage dysfunctional voiding and bladder/bowel dysfunction in the pediatric population.
Running Time: 26:36

Session 18 — “The Importance of Urodynamics — all the working parts” (September 2022)
Presenter: Corey Knott, RN, NCA
Richmond Urological Care Centre

This session discusses overview of urodynamics, interpretation of waveforms and how urodynamics can help with bladder treatment and management.
Running Time: 28:51

Session 19 — “Redefining Romance” (October 2022)
Presenter: Avery S La Fleur, MSW
Craig Hospital, Clinical Care Management

This session discusses the romance aspect of redefining romance or sexuality for those with SCI or disability.
Running Time: 28:33

Session 20 — “Bladder Instillations” (November 2022)
Presenter: Tammy Clamman, BSN, RN, LEND
Virginia Women's Center

This session discusses bladder instillations and how these instillations can help treat UTI's, bladder pain and prevent sediment build up in the bladder.
Running Time: 23:52

Session 21 — “Best Practice in Management of Bladder Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis” (January 2023)
Presenter: Marie Namey, RN, MSCN
Independent Consultant

This presentation reviews the complex MS patient and best practices on how to manage bladder conditions.
Running Time: 31:09

Session 22 — “Urostomy and Stoma Care” (February 2023)
Presenter: Colette Allen, Ed.D, RN, CWOCN
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

This presentation discusses how to successfully obtain a urine culture from a urostomy patient, what abnormalities may be found and general stoma care.
Running Time: 30:14

Session 23 — “Difficult Male Catheterization” (March 2023)
Presenter: Todd Thompson, MSN-RN
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

This presentation describes conditions that may make male catheterization more difficult from anatomy to physiological issues and tips on how to successfully catheterize these patients.
Running Time: 44:02

Session 24 — “Is it really about the ‘Bugs’?” Managing UTIs in Clients With Catheters (April 2023)
Presenter: Michelle “Shelly” Lajiness, DNP, FNP-BC, FAUNA
Mercy College of Ohio

This presentation covers current guidelines and new recommendations related to UTIs in clients with catheters.
Running Time: 27:22

Session 25 — “SCI pathway rehabilitation: Keys to Optimizing Outcomes for People with SCI” (May 2023)
Presenter: Breech Castromayor, RN
G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre

This presentation will help identify key points to help optimize outcomes for people with new SCI.
Running Time: 29:05

Session 26 — “ConCaRe™ Continence Care Registry: Gaining Insights into Experiences of the Intermittent Self-Catheterization User Through a Multinational Registry” (June 2023)
Presenter: Jessica Simmons, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CWON, DNC
Hollister, Inc.

This presentation covers ConCaRe™ Continence Care Registry which will help clinicians understand intermittent self-catheterization practices and patient's experience over time.
Running Time: 28:03

Session 27 — “Upper Extremity (UE) Preservation after SCI and Importance for Independent Bladder Programs” (August 2023)
Presenter: Rachel Boeche, MOT, OTR/L
Jackson Memorial and Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

This presentation reviews the effects of UE pathologies in manual wheelchair users, how to preserve shoulder strength and how overuse or pain can effect bladder management.
Running Time: 26:46

Coffee & Learn Sessions – Ireland (English)


Session 1 — “Two Case Studies: Management of Catheter Complications in the Community” (June 2021)
Presenter: Katie Heavens
Clinical Lead Continence & Urology, Hollister Incorporated

This session discusses community services, catheter complications, indwelling catheter alternatives and management, and two case studies on patient catheter management.
Running Time: 17:46