Posterior urethral valves (PUV) are the most common cause of bladder outlet obstruction in baby boys. Our discussion deals with the natural history of the anomaly and its clinical implications for affected boys. Major points of focus include the role of fetal intervention for valves, the postnatal treatment of obstruction during the newborn period, and the subsequent treatment of bladder dysfunction and hydronephrosis that often persist through later development. In addition, a subset of boys, whose valves go undetected while in utero, present at a later age. Differentiating these from other causes of bladder outlet obstruction, both anatomic and functional, sometimes poses a diagnostic challenge that is addressed.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 10/31/23.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no speaker disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared. Accreditation Statement: The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA accreditation is reciprocal in the states and specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC-COA accreditation process. SUNA is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5556. Accreditation and approved provider status of NCPD does not imply ANCC-COA approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content. SUNA urges all participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.
Learning Outcome: After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to identify the common GU anomalies detected in utero; understand the role, if any, of antenatal intervention; and be able to triage and outline their postnatal management.