Approximately 80% of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients experience bowel and bladder dysfunction at some time during the course of their disease. Unlike other neurologic diseases, MS is unpredictable and the symptoms vary. There can be severe emotional and physical consequences of bowel and bladder symptoms. The nurse has a pivotal role in assessing dysfunction and assisting the patient to achieve a predictable and effective elimination plan while minimizing complications.
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: • Phyllis Sheldon, MS, CNS-BC, CUCNS - Speakers Bureau: Hollister, Inc. Continence Care Confidential
There are no other 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 activity, the learner will be able to identify issues specific to bowel and bladder dysfunction suffered by individuals with MS and to determine interventions that will enable the individual to achieve regular and complete bowel and bladder elimination.