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153 - Evidence-Based Review of Vaginal Mesh for the Repair of Pelvic Prolapse

‐ Mar 8, 2013 2:15pm

The history and anatomy of pelvic prolapse repair, a review of the literature on native tissue repairs, the concept of “patch” repairs using tissue and the transition to the use of mesh are outlined. A comprehensive review of the literature is presented. A critical evaluation of complications as outlined by the FDA is presented. This review educates the practitioner to the benefits of vaginal mesh in the current area of mesh phobia.

Contact hours available until 3/7/2015.

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

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Faculty/Presenters/Authors have no disclosures to declare.

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 the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (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.


  • Describe the anatomy of pelvic prolapse and native tissue repair.
  • Identify the history of mesh development and use for vaginal prolapse repair.
  • Identify the indications for mesh use in prolapse repair.
  • Identify the complications of mesh use for prolapse repair.


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