Life Long Learning Knowledge Assessment Course: Geriatric Urology: Basic Principles for Urologic Practice Webcast (2018)
This course will provide an introduction to some of the basic concepts of geriatrics required for evaluation and management of the elderly urology patient. Presentations are designed to be of benefit for both the practicing urologist and the urology resident-in-training. Specific subjects to be covered, based on peer-reviewed literature and on specialty society guidelines (American Geriatrics Society), will include: Additional steps in the initial evaluation of the elderly patient to evaluate for common geriatric conditions that may affect urologic care such as delirium, dementia, depression, falls and gait disorders, and cardiovascular diseases; Alterations in the determination of need for additional evaluation and/or recommendations for treatment; and Decisions on definitive therapy for specific conditions including urinary tract infection and bacteriuria, urologic malignancies, palliative and end-of-life care and pain management, and catheter management. Case-based examples will be used to highlight illustrated principles.
- Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants)
After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the fundamental components of functional and cognitive assessment of older adults with an emphasis on surgical decision making for elderly urologic patients.
- Identify the major geriatric syndromes and explain how these impact urologic health in older adults.
- Develop strategies to enhance the efficiency of the office evaluation of the elderly urologic patient to include functional and multisystem clinical assessments which may influence urologic care.
- Utilize support personnel and facilities designed to aid the geriatric patient in gaining high-level quality of life regardless of disease state or severity.
- Discuss practical strategies for evaluation and management of common urologic conditions in older adults including urinary tract infection, hematuria, urinary retention, urologic cancers, and chronic catheter care.
Tomas Griebling, MD, MPH: Medtronic: Health Publishing, Scientific Study or Trial; National Institute on Aging (NIA): Scientific Study or Trial; Donald W. Reynolds Foundation: Scientific Study or Trial
Camille Vaughan, MD, MS: Kimberly-Clark Corp: Employee
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION:
Learners will participate in this online educational activity by taking the pretest, viewing the webcast and completing the posttest and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the posttest, passing with 80% accuracy or higher and submit the program evaluation.
Estimated time to complete this activity: 2.00 hours
Release Date: December, 2018
Expiration Date: December, 2021
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 activity for a maximum of 2.00 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 any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and resolve 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.
RESOLUTION OF IDENTIFIED CONFLICT OF INTEREST:
All disclosures will be reviewed by the program/course directors or editors for identification of conflicts of interest. Peer reviewers, working with the program directors and/or editors, will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution 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 resolve conflict of interest:
- Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or Education Content Review Committee or its subgroup.
- Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
- Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
- Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
- Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
- Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
- Divestiture of the relationship by faculty
OFF-LABEL OR UNAPPROVED USE OF DRUGS OR DEVICES:
The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 2.00 Non-Physician Participation