Detrusor underactivity (DU) and underactive bladder (UAB) symptoms occur commonly with or without neurogenic causes. Patients with DU often present with confusing storage and emptying LUTS and urodynamics (UDS) is the only accepted method for diagnosing DU and differentiating it from bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). The complicated nature of defining and diagnosing DU / UAB is discussed, along with UDS case studies.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 10/11/22.
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.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Rick Rayome, RN, BSN Consultant – Coloplast Clinical
There are no other speaker disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited with distinction 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.
Learning Outcome: After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to discuss the important role that urodynamics plays in diagnosing this prevalent urologic problem for patients, and confidently identify urodynamic pressure relationships that effectively differentiate detrusor underactivity from bladder outlet obstruction.
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