This workshop will provide an introduction to the biofeedback practitioner’s role in the treatment of bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor disorders. Common pelvic floor disorders will be described and biofeedback treatment methods will be outlined. Treatment methods will include retraining the function of the pelvic floor muscles using surface electromyography (biofeedback), teaching the patient bladder or bowel urge control strategies, and patient education regarding normal and abnormal bladder and bowel function: toileting postures and habits; relevant dietary changes, and environmental and lifestyle changes. Participants will become acquainted with an amazing tool to enhance their practice. We will discuss the history, background/ basics, and benefits of biofeedback when used to treat urinary incontinence.
Contact hours available until 10/11/2015.
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: Planning Commitee Disclosures: Lee Ann Boyd, MSN, ARNO-C, CUNP / Presenter Bureau :Warner Chilcott Leanne Schimke, MSN, CRNP-C CUNP/ Presenter :Amgen-Xgeva, Warner Chilott
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.
Explain to patients the rationale for using biofeedback for the treatment of bladder and bowel disorders.
Describe a biofeedback assessment and how patients will benefit from this treatment.
Practice & experience treating and being treated with the use of a rectal or vaginal sEMG sensor.