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Prostatic Urethral Lift: Minimally Invasive Technologies for Treating Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Due to BPH

Prostatic Urethral Lift: Minimally Invasive Technologies for Treating Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Due to BPH

Format

Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

May 6, 2019

Expires

May 6, 2020
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 / CNE Contact Hour
0.75 / Category A CE Credit

Accredited Provider

Jointly provided by Haymarket Medical Education (HME) and AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare (AKH).

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from NeoTract/Teleflex.

Program Description

Despite the impact that the symptoms of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) have on the quality of life of men with benign prostatic hyperplasia, many symptomatic men do not seek treatment or are not satified with available medical therapies due to side effects such as headaches, dizziness, asthenia, nasal congestion, loss of libido, ejaculatory dysfunction, and erectile dysfunction. Patients also may have a fear of transurethral resection of the prostate, a gold standard surgical intervention, or of less invasive devices such as holmium:YAG laser ablation of the prostate, transurethral microwave therapy, and water vapor energy ablation. Clinical research has shown that the prostatic urethral lift, a minimally invasive installation of a permanent transprostatic implant, can provide improvement in LUTS while preserving ejaculatory and erectile function and avoiding complications associated with resection, vaporization, and thermal techniques.

Intended Audience

Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, licensed vocational nurses, surgical scrub technicians, medical assistants, and radiologic technologists

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the prevalence of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to BPH, and the impact that these symptoms have on quality of life
  • Discuss American Urological Association clinical guideline recommendations for the management of LUTS, and the pros and cons of each management strategy
  • Assess the clinical efficacy data of prostatic urethral lift, including improvement in symptoms and other outcomes
  • Select the best treatment for patients with LUTS due to BPH based on patient preferences and shared decision-making
  • Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME and AKH require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME and AKH resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.

    Faculty

    Gregg R. Eure, MD, FACS
    Urology of Virginia
    Virginia Beach, VA

    Dr. Eure has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Accredited Provider Disclosure

    The staff of Haymarket Medical Education and AKH, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Lead Nurse Planner of AKH Inc.,
    Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Credit

    1.00

    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

    Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Credit

    1.00

    Type

    CNE Contact Hour(s)

    Accreditation Statement

    AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Designation Statement

    This activity is awarded 1.00 contact hours.

    Credit

    0.75

    Type

    Category A CE Credit

    Accreditation Statement

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for Category A credit.

    Designation Statement

    This activity has been approved for 0.75 Category A credits by the ASRT.

    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 1.00 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 educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  from organizations accredited by ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

    This activity is awarded 1.00 contact hour.

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

    This CME/CE 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/CE 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 Haymarket Medical Education, AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, or NeoTract/Teleflex. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    If you have any questions relating to the CME accreditation of this activity, please contact HME at cmequestions@haymarketmedical.com.

    If you have any questions relating to the CE accreditation of this activity, please contact AKH at jgoldman@akhcme.com.

    If you have any questions relating to your certificate or other issues with this activity, please contact myCME.Support@haymarketmedical.com.

    Instructions

    To obtain credit, a score of 80% 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. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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