This workshop provides an introduction to biofeedback as a treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor disorders. Common pelvic floor disorders are described, and biofeedback treatment methods are outlined including: retraining the function of the pelvic floor muscles using surface electromyography (biofeedback), teaching the patient bladder or bowel urge control strategies, and patient education regarding normal and abnormal bladder and bowel function; toileting postures and habits; relevant dietary changes, and environmental and lifestyle changes. A live biofeedback demonstration and case studies illustrate treatment methods. changes. A live biofeedback demonstration and case studies will illustrate treatment methods.
Contact hours available until 3/16/2016.
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: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
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.
SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.
Explain to patients the rationale for using biofeedback for the treatment of bladder and bowel disorders.
Describe a biofeedback assessment and how patients will benefit from this treatment.