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Initial Management Strategies for Overactive Bladder

Initial Management Strategies for Overactive Bladder

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

30 minutes

Released

June 25, 2019

Expires

June 24, 2020
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Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CNE Contact Hours

Accredited Provider

This educational activity is jointly provided by the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) and Haymarket Medical Education.

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Astellas

Program Description

It is estimated that approximately 546 million individuals worldwide are affected by overactive bladder (OAB). Population-based studies indicate that the prevalence of the condition is as high as 17% in the United States and Europe, and may be slightly higher in Asia. OAB has an enormous impact on the quality of life of affected individuals, impacting not only the physical but also the psychological, occupational, and social aspects of daily living. Despite the high prevalence and burden of OAB, diagnostic delays are extremely common, and the majority of patients report dissatisfaction with traditional first-line therapies.

In this virtual roundtable activity, an international faculty panel describe how clinicians can effectively initiate conversations about topics related to urinary health and make a definitive and timely diagnosis of OAB in patients who present with symptoms indicative of the condition. Strategies for implementing effective individualized OAB treatment will be discussed, inclusive of behavioral and pharmacologic interventions. The expert faculty will also explore strategies for minimizing treatment-related adverse events as well as interventions for improving therapeutic adherence.

Intended Audience

This activity is designed for an international audience of urologists, ob-gyns and primary care (general medicine, internal medicine, family medicine) MDs, DOs, PAs, NPs and RNs.

Educational Objectives

Learning Outcome
After completing these learning activities, the learner will be able to apply evidence-based strategies to appropriately identify and manage care of patients with OAB.

Learning Objectives
  • Initiate conversations with patients about topics related to urinary health
  • Make a definitive and timely diagnosis of OAB in patients who present with symptoms indicative of the condition
  • Implement effective OAB treatment strategies that incorporate lifestyle changes and pharmacologic interventions

Accredited Provider Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Statement

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. HME and SUNA implement a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners. The relevant financial relationships of those persons in a position to control the content of this CME/CNE activity will be disclosed prior to the start of the educational activity.

This CME/CNE activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME/CNE activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition.

Faculty

Paul Doghramji, MD, FAAFP
Medical Director of Health Services
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA

Dr. Doghramji has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Paul Abrams, MD
Consultant Urological Surgeon
Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital
Bristol, UK

Dr. Abrams receives consulting fees from Astellas and Ipsen. He is on the speakers’ bureau for Astellas, Cipla, Pfizer, and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Scott MacDiarmid
Director, Bladder Control and Pelvic Pain Center
Alliance Urology Specialists
Greensboro, NC

Dr. MacDiarmid receives consulting fees from Astellas, Allergan, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, LABORIE Medical Technologies, and Valencia. He is on the speakers’ bureau for Astellas, Allergan, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, and LABORIE Medical Technologies.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Haymarket Medical Education staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Credit

0.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

HME will designate each of these enduring activities for a maximum of 0.50 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

European physicians can submit and apply the AMA certificate of credit to their European-based CE or continuing professional development (CPD).

Credit

0.50

Type

CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5556.

Designation Statement

SUNA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours for nurses.

Additional Credit Information

Physician Assistant Continuing Education
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 0.50 Category 1 Credit for completing this activity.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for education activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of HME, SUNA, or Astellas. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Method of Participation/Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCMETM within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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