The involuntary loss of gas or stool can be an embarrassing and socially isolating condition. It affects an estimated 17 million Americans, and its prevalence is increasing as the population ages. An understanding of the causes, evaluation, and treatment are of paramount importance when faced with patients suffering from these symptoms. This lecture provides an overview of the mechanism of continence and outline the approach to patients suffering with fecal incontinence.
Contact hours available until 11/7/18.
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.
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.
Learning Outcome: At the conclusion of this learning activity the learner will be able to describe the scope of fecal incontinence and outline treatment strategies.