Obstructive conditions leading to obstructive uropathy, hydronephrosis, bladder outlet obstruction, or urinary retention are encountered in daily urologic practice. Urology has a plethora of devices that once inserted can relieve GU obstruction. As these devices are inserted, managed, and removed by urologic nurses, this lecture will target the new-to-urology APRN or the urology nurse who needs a refresher regarding device use.
Contact hours available until 10/16/19.
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.
Conferences Committee Disclosures:
Gina Powley, MSN, RN, ANP - Speakers bureau for Astellas
Diane Newman, DNP, ANP-BC - Grant/Research Support: University of Pennsylvania
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The SUNA accreditation is reciprocal in the states and specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC-COA accreditation process. SUNA is also a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5556.
Accreditation and approved provider status of CE in nursing does not imply ANCC-COA approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content. SUNA urges all participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to describe the various devices and catheters used to relieve urinary obstruction, to detail obstructive uropathy that is common in the lower urinary tract and to describe the role of the advanced practice registered nurse in managing urologic tubes and catheters.
DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD,
Professor and Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health,
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania