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Course Director

Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN
Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Faculty

Donna L. Thompson
Donna L. Thompson, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, CCCN-AP

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Urology Health Specialists
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Continence Solutions, LLC
Media, Pennsylvania

Tomas L. Griebling
Tomas L. Griebling, MD, MPH

Department of Urology & The Landon Center on Aging
The University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, Kansas

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / CE
Credit Amount:1.5 Credits
Release Date:2016-Oct-24
Expiration Date:2017-Oct-23
Estimated Time for Completion:90 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

Advanced practice gerontological nurses are uniquely positioned to effectively and safely manage older adults presenting with symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), and impact outcomes throughout their continuum of care. This activity provides nurses and nurse practitioners who manage elderly patients with a better understanding of the differential diagnosis of OAB, goals of therapy, benefits and limitations of behavioral, pharmacologic, and non-pharmacologic interventions, and expected outcomes from treatment. Our panel of experts provides practical guidance for navigating the challenges of selecting and optimally sequencing the available therapies through multiple lines of treatment in the individual patient, and highlights communication and counseling strategies to minimize treatment-related adverse effects and improve treatment satisfaction.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Employ effective strategies to screen for and diagnose overactive bladder (OAB) in elderly patients
  • Apply current guidelines for optimal management of elderly patients with OAB based on benefits and risks of currently available therapies, individual patient characteristics and comorbidities, and disease-related features
  • Recommend appropriate strategies to minimize treatment-emergent adverse events and modify therapy in elderly patients with refractory OAB
  • Discuss methods to improve adherence to treatments and patient satisfaction in the elderly patient with OAB

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of advanced practice nurses, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who work with older adults and are involved in the care of patients with overactive bladder.

Nursing Education Purpose Statement

The purpose of this activity is to improve the knowledge and competence of nurses concerning the treatment or management of patients with overactive bladder. This activity provides advance practice nurses managing older adults with a better understanding of the differential diagnosis of overactive bladder (OAB), as well as the goals of therapy, benefits and limitations of behavioral, pharmacologic, and invasive interventions, and expected outcomes from treatment. Expert recommendations on effective communication techniques and patient counseling strategies to minimize treatment-related adverse effects, modify therapy, and improve treatment satisfaction are also highlighted.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. A score of 70% or higher is needed to obtain CME/CE credit. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME/CE credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: October 24, 2016 - October 23, 2017
Time to Complete: 90 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

Before the activity, all faculty and anyone who is in a position to have control over the content of this activity and their spouse/life partner will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) they might have with any commercial interest producing healthcare goods/services to be discussed during their presentation(s): honoraria, expenses, grants, consulting roles, speakers bureau membership, stock ownership, or other special relationships. Presenters will inform participants of any off-label discussions. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The associates of Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider for this activity, and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this CME/CE activity for any amount during the past 12 months.

Course Director and Moderator

Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN
Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Research Investigator Senior
Co-Director, Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: Combination therapy with antimuscarinics and β3-adrenergic agonist.

Faculty

Donna L. Thompson, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, CCCN-AP
Nurse Practitioner
Division of Urogynecology
University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia PA
Continence Nurse Practitioner
Urology Health Specialists, Drexel Hill PA
Continence Consultant/Owner
Continence Solutions, LLC Media, PA

Donna L. Thompson, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, CCCN-AP, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Advisory Board for Domtar Corporation.

Donna L. Thompson, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, CCCN-AP, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: Combination therapy with antimuscarinics and β3-adrenergic agonist.

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, MPH
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
John P. Wolf 33° Masonic Distinguished Professor of Urology
Faculty Associate – The Landon Center on Aging
The University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, Kansas

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, MPH, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, MPH, does intend to discuss either non-FDA-approved or investigational use for the following products/devices: Combination therapy with antimuscarinics and β3-adrenergic agonist.

CME Reviewer

Kaushal Patel, MD
Partner, Nephrology Associates of Central PA
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Kaushal Patel, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Nurse Reviewer

Tracy L. Greene, MSN, RN, NP-C
Consultant
Tampa, Florida

Tracy L. Greene, MSN, RN, NP-C, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director

Aarati Ranganathan, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Aarati Ranganathan, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. Recommendations for the use of particular therapeutic agents are based on the best available scientific evidence and current clinical guidelines. No bias towards or promotion for any agent discussed in this program should be inferred.

Providership, Credit & Support

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15106, for 1.5 contact hour(s).

Nurse Practitioners

This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.83 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 16092347. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Providership

This CME/CE activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Astellas.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports.

Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.

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