Behavioral treatments are first-line interventions for urinary and fecal incontinence and overactive bladder, and are recommended for related disorders such as voiding dysfunction, bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis, and urinary retention. These interventions are aimed at improving symptoms through education, lifestyle modifications, and PFM rehabilitation. This course provides a comprehensive review of pelvic floor disorders and rehabilitation treatments to include biofeedback-assisted PFMT and electrical stimulation.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information
Contact hours available until 9/23/21.
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.
Planning Committee Disclosures: There are no disclosures to declare.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC
Speakers Bureau - The Prometheus Group
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from The Prometheus Group
Accreditation Statement: The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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.
Learning Outcome: After completing this educational activity, the learner will be able to identify components of a pelvic muscle rehabilitation program to include behavioral therapy and differentiate the use of biofeedback and pelvic muscle control to include a review of case studies with EMG evaluations (tracings).
DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN,
Professor and Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health,
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania