Vulvodynia is currently the most prevalent chronic pain condition affecting women in the US, however, many advanced practice nurses and other providers report they are not comfortable diagnosing and treating this condition. This session is designed to help providers recognize common co-morbidities associated with vulvodynia and to better diagnose and treat the disorder. In order to do this effectively, providers must be comfortable ruling out common vulvar skin conditions and vulvovaginitis.
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.
Explain why vulvodynia has a significant impact on women’s health.
Recognize the characteristics commonly associated with generalized and provoked vulvodynia found in the review of systems and exam.
Compare and contrast treatment options for localized/provoked vulvar pain.
Apply a personalized approach in the selection of pain management techniques for patients considering individual patient characteristics and co-morbid conditions.