This didactic presentation provides an evidence-based discussion regarding prevalence, risk factors, economic impact, clinical presentation, evaluation, and treatment options for fecal incontinence. Clinical pearls to assist clinicians in the appropriate diagnostic and treatment algorithm of these patients are included. Dr. Muffly discusses the risks and benefits of surgical interventions including anal sphincteroplasty and sacral nerve stimulation.
Contact hours available until 3/16/2016.
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: Speaker(s) have no 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.
Evaluate the incidence and prevalence of fecal incontinence.
Describe office evaluation of fecal incontinence.
Explain to patients prevention strategies to avoid fecal incontinence.