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262 - The Impact of Vaginal Childbirth on the Pelvic Floor

‐ Mar 15, 2014 1:45pm

Credits: None available.

During this session, there is discussion of the mechanism of injury to the pelvic floor resulting in pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) ie; urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse related to vaginal childbirth using review of literature. Modifiable risks to reduce PFD outcomes related to vaginal childbirth are also discussed.

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.

  • Describe epidemiologic risk factors for pelvic floor disorders.
  • Discuss the anatomy of the pelvic floor as it relates to pelvic floor support.
  • Describe the mechanisms of injury to the pelvic floor related to vaginal childbirth.
  • Discuss modfications in obstetrical care/labor management which may reduce PFD.


Credits Available

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