Neurogenic bladder and neurogenic bowel occur in patients who have congenital anomalies, tumors of the CNS, spinal cord injuries, stroke, and diseases of the CNS. We review etiology, diagnosis, and treatments for both neurogenic bladder and bowel in these complex patients from gestation to gerontology.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 3/5/25.
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.
Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):
Planning Committee Disclosures: Diane Newman, DNP, CRNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD - Advisory Board for EBT Medical, Coloplast, and ConvaTec; conducts research for Hollister; editor for Digital Science Press
There are no other Planning Committee disclosures to declare.
Speaker Disclosures: Joy Kerr, DNP, CPNP-PC, CRNFA - Consultant on Continence Advisory Board: Coloplast
Commercial Support: No commercial support declared.
Accreditation Statement: The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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 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 requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to understand the vast needs of the patient with spina bifida in the areas of neurogenic bladder and bowel management across the lifespan.
DNP, CPNP-PC, CRNFA,
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia