Overactive bladder (OAB) is quite common, with 1 in 3 adults aged 40 and older reporting symptoms at least “sometimes,” and prevalence as high as 65% in nursing homes. Sequelae include reduced productivity, impaired quality of life, and increased risk for fall-related injuries. Yet OAB is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. In this activity, an expert in urologic disorders reviews how to work up OAB (with tips on distinguishing symptoms of OAB from those of benign prostatic hypertrophy) and how to develop a treatment plan, from behavioral therapy to anticholinergics to β3-adrenergic receptor agonists.
eNewsletter with interactive benchmarking and video commentary
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Compose a treatment plan for older patients with OAB according to efficacy, safety, patient factors, and current guidelines
- Distinguish between symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia and OAB in men in order to develop appropriate treatment regimens for these patients
- Select strategies to address the long-term management of OAB, including addressing concomitant medications, adverse events, and adherence
NPs and PAs
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In support of improving patient care, Practicing Clinicians Exchange is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
ANCC Credit Designation
Nursing contact hours: 1.00, which includes 1.00 hour of pharmacology credit
AAPA Credit Designation
Practicing Clinicians Exchange has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until October 28, 2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
PA course advisor: Tracey M. Piparo, PA-C, Allentown, New Jersey
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
This program was cosupported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc.; Astellas; Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; Novo Nordisk; Regeneron; and Urovant Sciences, Inc.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Astellas and Urovant Sciences, Inc.
The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Practicing Clinicians Exchange or any educational supporter.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) are required to disclose to the audience all financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PCE policy. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and Planning Committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias and based upon all available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Dr Newman: consulting fees: EBT Medical, Urovant Sciences.
None of the members of the Planning Committee or PCE staff have any relevant relationships to disclose.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- Review the content in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form
Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 67%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hour.
Release date: October 29, 2021
Expiration date: October 28, 2022
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