Participants are provided an overview of male urological anatomy and physical therapy evaluation of the post-prostatectomy patient. Physical therapy intervention is taught including; diet, fluid intake, posture, bladder retraining, pelvic floor exercises, core and accessory muscle strengthening. Functional progression of exercises are taught so the patient can resume preop functional status including golf, tennis, weight lifting, and other forms of exercise. Participants leave with specific exercises patients should be taught in order to return to normal function.
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.
Identify types of prostate cancer treatment.
List adverse side effects of prostate surgery.
Apply specific exercises to treatment techniques for post prostatectomy patients.