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120 - The Mesh Controversy

‐ Feb 27, 2015 11:30am

Use of mesh material for pelvic floor reconstruction is a controversial and poorly understood treatment option by both patients and clinicians. This lecture enables the clinician to better understand the benefits and risks of mesh as well as the history of mesh materials. Discussion is also provided regarding the FDA classification of mesh products and the future for mesh in pelvic floor reconstructive surgery.

Contact hours available until 2/28/17.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Planning Committee Disclosures:
Christine Bradway, PhD, RN, CRNP: Consultant/Presenter Bureau: Direct Supply Inc. and Advisory Board: Astelles

Cheryl A. LeCroy, MSN, RN: Consultant: Allergan

Speaker Disclosures:
Barry Jarnagin, MD: Participating in 522 studies

There are no other 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.  

  • Discuss vaginal surgery.
  • Describe the risks of vaginal surgery.
  • Recognize the risks of mesh and native tissue repair.


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