Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) can have failure to store urine or empty their bladder. Care of these individuals can be complicated as the disease process can be progressive, or relapsing-remitting. Urologic care providers need to be educated on the disease process, medications and how to appropriately care for urinary issues. Every individual with MS should have a urologic evaluation and establish an ongoing relationship with the urologic team. An overview of MS, current treatments, ongoing urologic care, evaluation and treatment options are presented.
Contact hours available until 10/26/17.
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.
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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.
Objectives: 1. Delineate between normal bladder function versus the changes in bladder function with multiple sclerosis (MS). 2. List possible findings on urodynamic studies in a patient with MS. 3. Differentiate and describe the various treatment options for bladder control in MS patients.