As women age, normal physiologic changes of menopause can significantly impact sexual health and function. Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) describes a group of symptoms and signs that many women experience which are attributed to decreasing estrogen levels and age-related physical change for the urogenital system. The purpose of this session is to describe the clinical presentation, appropriate history and physical exam techniques, as well as recommendations for treatment. The impact of GSM on sexual health and function, and holistic approach to care is discussed.
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 activity, the learner will be able to describe clinical presentations, identify assessment techniques and recommend treatment options for genitourinary syndrome of menopause.
PhD, RN, APN,
Assistant Professor, Director of the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) Program,
Loyola University Chicago