Advanced Practice Provider Core Curriculum: STI's and Prostatitis (2023)
Member only benefit! Results of a recent survey sent to US based practicing urologists show that there has been an increase in the number of advanced practice providers (APPs) actively providing front-line urologic care. Based on these findings, it was determined that the AUA develop a modular curriculum to be used in advancing the standard of urologic education for APP’s. This educational curriculum, developed in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, is comprised of online videos targeted towards the most common reasons patients seek non-operative urologic care. This module provides APPs with an overview of sexually transmitted diseases and prostatitis.
- Physician Assistants
- Advanced Practice Nurses
After completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Classify STI's according to clinical presentation.
- Utilize the appropriate diagnostic tests based on clinical presentation in regards to STI's.
- Identify the guideline approved antibiotics for each STI.
- Describe the current classification system for prostatitis syndromes.
- Diagnose patients suffering from prostatitis based on clinical presentation.
- Utilize the UPOINT system to classify and treat men with chronic pelvic pain.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION:
Learners will participate in this online educational activity by taking the pretest, viewing the online module and completing the posttest and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the posttest, passing with 80% accuracy and submit the program evaluation.
Estimated time to complete this activity: 0.50 hours
Release Date: August, 2023
Expiration Date: August, 2026
The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Urological Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
EVIDENCE BASED CONTENT:
It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.
AUA DISCLOSURE POLICY:
All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) are required to disclose to the provider all financial relationships with any commercial interest during the previous 24 months. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and mitigate any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.
MITIGATION OF IDENTIFIED CONFLICT OF INTEREST:
All disclosures will be reviewed by the AUA Conflict of Interest (COI) Review Work Group Chair and/or Vice Chair for identification of conflicts of interest. The AUA COI Review Work Group, working with Office of Education staff, will document the mechanism(s) for management and mitigation of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to mitigate conflict of interest:
- Peer review for valid, evidence-based content by the AUA COI Review Work Group.
- Attestation that clinical recommendations are evidence-based and free of commercial bias.
- Introduction of a debate format (point-counterpoint)
- Inclusion of moderated panel discussion with unbiased moderator
- Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
- Divestiture of the relationship by faculty
- Recusal from controlling relevant aspects of planning
- Selection of alternative faculty for specific topic
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 Non-Physician Participation