Do you ever wish you had a step-by-step guide for evaluating patients with LUTS? This presentation guides the urology RN/APP in performing a thorough history and physical exam of the patient presenting with LUTS including but not limited to OAB, voiding dysfunction, and irritative voiding symptoms. Use of a bladder diary, pad weight, and uroflow is discussed. Physical exam including post void residual, prolapse exam and evaluation of the pelvic floor muscles is addressed. Treatment algorithms are provided including behavior modification for patients with OAB. Case studies are reviewed.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 10/31/23.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD 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: Julie Starr, APRN, PhD – Consultant, Clinical Trainer for The Prometheus Group
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: The 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.
SUNA accreditation is reciprocal in the states and specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC-COA accreditation process. SUNA is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5556. Accreditation and approved provider status of NCPD 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 describe the process of evaluating and treating a patient with LUTS.
University of Missouri, Columbia
RN/APP Tool Kit for Evaluating Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)
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