Men with chronic testicular/genital pain represent a small number of men evaluated in primary care, urology or pain clinics. This condition is poorly understood with a lack of consensus regarding treatment and represents an area of health disparity for men. This program is designed to raise awareness of this condition, relevant neuroanatomy and differential diagnoses in order to streamline care for these men. Earlier recognition of potential treatable causes will improve care for this population of men. There will be discussion regarding the state of the art and review diagnosis and treatment options.
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.
Review the pertinent neuroanatomy of the male genitalia, and discuss the anatomy as it relates to neuropathic and nociceptive pain.
Identify potential causes for chronic orchialgia and pertinent physical examination findings.
Choose methods for treatment that are consistent with current pain and urologic literature.