This course is designed for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants who will begin to perform prostate ultrasound. Using both lecture and hands-on teaching strategies, participants will gain knowledge in recognizing and evaluating normal and abnormal prostate anatomy through ultrasound images.
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.
Identify the basic principles of ultrasound including image generation and safety concerns.
Recognize normal prostate anatomy using ultrasound.
Contrast normal anatomy with common abnormal pathologic findings using ultrasound.
Identify important patient safety considerations during prostate ultrasound.
Outline indications for prostate biopsy/ gold marker placement and proper ultrasound biopsy needle guide placement.
Position transrectal probe correctly to visualize quality prostate and seminal vesicle images in the transverse and sagital planes.
Identify normal prostate and seminal vesicle anatomy using ultrasound images.
Accurately measure the prostate volume using a transrectal approach.
Discuss patient preparation, comfort and safety considerations during the procedure as outlined in the 2012 AUA/ SUNA white paper.