This workshop provides a thorough explanation of female pelvic anatomy and layers of the pelvic floor muscles. The functions of the pelvic floor muscles and their relationship to pathological disorders are addressed. Education on other musculoskeletal contributions to pelvic floor dysfunction is provided. The workshop also includes evidence-based information on physical therapy intervention and treatment. Screening techniques including medical history and chief complaints are discussed to identify sources of dysfunction.
Contact hours available until 2/28/17.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Planning Committee Disclosures: Christine Bradway, PhD, RN, CRNP: Consultant/Presenter Bureau: Direct Supply Inc. and Advisory Board: Astelles
Cheryl A. LeCroy, MSN, RN: Consultant: Allergan
Speaker Disclosures: There are 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.
Describe the anatomy and function of the muscles, nerves and surrounding structures of the pelvic floor.
Explain the relationship between the pelvic floor and pathological conditions.
Identify basic physical therapy techniques for treating PF dysfunction and be able to identify the need for an appropriate referral.