The bladder diary has been cited as a valuable tool when assessing patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Diaries provide a wealth of information and also can be used when assessing progress following bladder retraining. LUTS assessment involves stratifying symptomatology into voiding symptoms, storage symptoms, and post micturition symptoms. LUTS assessment and how bladder diaries as a valuable tool to assist clinicians in assessing this patient group will be 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 incorporate a bladder diary along with other assessment approaches in the assessment of LUTS and integrate international guidelines in the assessment and treatment.