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Press Releases from The National Association For Continence (13 total)

The National Association For Continence Conducts A Nationwide Survey To Examine …

The National Association For Continence (NAFC) is conducting an anonymous online survey to understand the perceptions women, age 40-65, have about overactive bladder (OAB) and what they are prepared to do about its symptoms. Using constructs from the Health Belief Model, this survey aims to explain the fears and preparedness women have towards general health and OAB. This research is conducted by Kelton Global Research, a market research company and

Vanderbilt University Nurse Practitioner Named Continence Care Champion

The National Association For Continence (NAFC) presented Margaret “Amy” Hull, RNC, MSN, WHCNP, with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award at the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) annual awards luncheon on March 3, 2012 held during the 2012 SUNA Annual Symposium in San Francisco. Cheryl LeCroy, MSN, RN, a member of NAFC’s board of directors and past Continence Care Champion Award recipient, presented the award. Hull, program

New Website Promotes Bladder Health

The National Association For Continence (NAFC) announces its launch of a new website in support of its Bladder Health Awareness campaign. This NAFC hosted website will focus on educating the public about bladder health, with all activities channeled in a countdown to National Bladder Health Week, November 14-18. The website can be accessed at the URL:
 It’s estimated that over 25 million adult Americans routinely experience loss of bladder control.

NAFC Research on Overactive Bladder and Nocturia in Women is Published

Research by the National Association For Continence (NAFC) about nocturia in middle-aged American women appears in the current issue of Urologic Nursing, the official journal of the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA). The purpose of this research was to assess the severity of overactive bladder (OAB) and nocturia in middle-aged American women, their attitudes about seeking treatment and the impact of symptoms of OAB, including nocturia, on quality-of-life.

Nonprofit Organization Accepting Submissions For Logo Design To Be Used In Natio …

The National Association For Continence (NAFC) is launching a new national Bladder Health Awareness campaign and needs a new, fresh logo for it. The logo will be used on a new website and in print. Individuals are eligible to submit logo entries to the Bladder Health Logo Contest. Companies, schools and organizations are not allowed to enter this contest. NAFC would like to incorporate the image of a hummingbird in

University of Texas Southwestern Nurse Named Continence Care Champion

The National Association For Continence (NAFC) presented Tamara Dickinson, RN, CURN, CCCN, BCB-PMD, with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award at the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) luncheon on March 11, held during the 2011 SUNA Annual Symposium in New Orleans. Meghan Hansen, fund development manager of NAFC, presented the award. Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals sponsored both the award and the luncheon. Dickinson, senior research nurse in urology at

NAFC Launches Council to Establish National Quality Performance Standards For Ab …

The National Association For Continence (NAFC) is heading a newly formed council with the objective of establishing national, independent quality standards for disposable adult absorbent products provided by states to Medicaid waiver recipients cared for in their private homes rather than as residents of a state-funded nursing home. This council represents a diversity of patient and caregiver advocacy organizations, industry, clinical nursing expertise and state health agency perspectives. The goals

NAFC Executive Director To Appear As Expert on PBS Episode on Fecal Incontinence

December 13, 2010 (CHARLESTON, SC)—Nancy Muller, PhD, executive director of the National Association For Continence (NAFC) appeared, as an expert panelist, on a television episode of Second Opinion, about fecal incontinence. Produced by WXXI Public Broadcasting in Rochester, New York, West 175 Productions and the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. Second Opinion is a medical television show where experts discuss real-life medical cases. Since its premier in 2004,

NAFC Educates Migrant Farm Workers With Help of Healthcare Providers

The National Association For Continence (NAFC) along with Natividad Medical Foundation and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas (CSVS) jointly brought a public health education and awareness message recently to Monterey County, CA expanding outreach to Hispanic communities to include migrant farm workers in the area. An educational health forum, conducted solely in Spanish, was held on October 11 in Salinas, CA. This event was held in concurrence with

UAB Nurse Named Shining Star

Kathryn Burgio, PhD, presented The National Association For Continence’s (NAFC) premier Shining Star Award to Jeannine McCormick, RN, MSN, CRNP at a dinner event, “Building Bridges: A Program Supporting the Role of Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Urology” on Saturday, May 29, 2010. The event, supported by NAFC and funded by Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals was held during the 2010 American Urological Association’s (AUA) annual meeting in San Francisco.

National Organization’s Executive Director Appeals To FDA

On March 24, Nancy Muller, executive director of The National Association For Continence (NAFC), spoke to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in support of a Premarket Approval Application (PMAA) of Uromedica, Inc.’s Adjustable Continence Therapy (ACT®) device to approve its usage in the U.S. The ACT is designed to treat female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Since 2002, two Uromedica minimally invasive post-operatively adjustable devices, the ACT and the ProACT™

Free Live Health Webinar Presented By a National Organization

The National Association For Continence (NAFC) is holding its fourth webinar in a series of webinars stemming from their October 2009 educational women’s forum. Donna Deng, MD, assistant professor at the University of California San Francisco, Department of Urology, will lead the next webinar, Surgical Treatment for Incontinence and/or Prolapse in Women. This webinar, sponsored by Ethicon, will begin at 8 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, March 16. To register individuals

National Patient Advocacy Organization Names Most Innovative New Product

NATIONAL PATIENT ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION NAMES MOST INNOVATIVE NEW PRODUCT IN NEWEST PRODUCT AND SERVICES DIRECTORY November 19, 2009 CHARLESTON, SC—The National Association For Continence (NAFC) presented the Most Innovative New Product award to WorldWide Technology Development, Inc for its new product, Simplicity Collection System™. Simplicity Collection System™ is an external urinary device for men with a reusable bag, fitted inside a pouch of specially designed briefs, which collects urine. It is

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