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SNS - Use of Sacral Neuromodulation in the Management of Urinary and Bowel Control Problems

Contact hours available until 12/31/2014.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty; Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Lisa Zambrano RN; ANP-C CNOR; CUNP has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests: Consultant/Presenter Bureau for Medtronic Inc.

Cindy Dobmeyer-Dittrich; BSN; RN; CURN is a Medtronic Education Consultant.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest:
The resolutions of conflicts of interest are completed during the planning process. It is the responsibility of the nurse planner to identify and resolve any conflicts prior to implementation of the learning activity.

When a conflict of interest is noted during the planning process; the nurse planner will actively involve the speaker; presenter or author in the resolution of the identified conflict of interest.

The resolution process for a conflict of interest will be documented in the activity file. The potential conflict of interest will be outlined to the planner/presenter/author on the Disclosure Form. The purpose of the disclosure is not to prevent a presenter/ content expert from presenting; but rather to provide the learners with information from which they may make their own decisions. Relevant relationships or potential COI will be identified to learners through a disclosure process.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement
of any product; advertising; or educational content by SUNA or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial product.

SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing; provider number; CEP 5556.

  • Discuss the prevalence of urinary urgency-frequency; urinary urge incontinence and/or urinary retention.
  • Define sacral nerve stimulation SNS
  • Discuss the treatment algorithm used to treat urinary urgency-frequency; urge incontinence and retention.
  • Discuss the theory of mechanism of action of sacral nerve stimulation.
  • Describe the basic steps for the test stimulation and implant procedures used for sacral nerve stimulation therapy
  • Identify the implantable and external equipment used for sacral nerve stimulation.