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251 - Pediatric Malignancies and the Impact on Continence

‐ Mar 9, 2013 4:45pm

Pediatric cancers can be cured with surgery, radiation treatment and chemotherapy. The treatments tragically can have devastating, long term impact on the child’s lifetime continence. Case studies with review of the malignancy, pathologic implications of surgery and treatments are delineated. Urologic surgical procedures to provide continence, urinary diversions, are explained. Review of intermittent catherization and anticholinergic medications to facilitate continence are included. Paralleling age related continence goals and plans of care are presented.

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:
Planning Committee Disclosures:

Donna J. Carrico, WHNP, MS/ Consultant/Presenter Bureau: Uroplasty Inc.
Tamara Dickinson, RN, CURN, CCCN, BCB-PMD/ Advisory Board:Hollister Inc, Seek Wellness

There are no other 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.


  • Identify three pediatric malignancies and the pathological implications.
  • Delineate side effects of treatments and impact on continence.
  • Identify continence methods employed after maligancy treatment.


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