Urologic Care for the Advanced Practice Provider Webcast (2017)

Member only benefit! The purpose of this activity is to educate the urologic APN/PA, allied health professional and novice and seasoned nurse. Topics to be addressed include urolithiasis, infections, testosterone replacement therapy, infertility, BPH/LUTS and urodynamics.

Target Audience

  • APN/PA
  • Allied Health Professionls

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, participants will be able to: 

Session I: Urolithiasis 

  1. Discuss national epidemiology, costs to the U.S. for the treatment of stone disease and highlights of epidemiology in a population who are post-bariatric surgery. 
  2.  Compare standard AUA Guidelines and common diagnostic modalities, including the use of obsolescent studies like retrograde pyelograms and IVP. 
  3. Review AUA Guidelines for medical therapy (dietary, pharmacologic, preventative, and "expulsive") and follow-up care. 
  4.  Discuss radiological backup, percutaneous procedures, urology residents, and ESWL in comparison to the AUA Guidelines for the Surgical Management of Stones. 

Session II: Infections 

  1. Discuss diagnosis and treatment of UTIs using evidence-based practice. 
  2.  Use evidence-based practice to discuss diagnosis and treatment of STIs. 
  3.  Summarize the state of the science in treating men with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome and chronic orchialgia. 

Session III: Male Health 

  1. Identify vascular erectile dysfunction and the best means to work this up to determine the burden of subclinical cardiovascular disease. 
  2. Summarize the present knowledge and main concerns regarding the association of testosterone to major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and venous embolic events (DVT and PE). 
  3. Utilize the AUA Best Practice Statement on the Optimal Evaluation of the Infertile Male to describe the problem-focused history and physical, order and interpret applicable lab and imaging evaluation, identify patients best managed medically or surgically, and describe when to refer to sub-specialty care 
  4. Discuss differences in surgical approaches to BPH and properly stratify options for patients when engaging in pre-operative counseling based on patient priorities and clinical characteristics. 
  5. Describe at least 3 treatment options and side effect management for men with advanced prostate cancer. 

Session IV: Urodynamics 

  1. Define indications, contraindications and techniques of urodynamic testing, including physical aspects of the measurement of pressure, flow and EMG. 
  2. Review typical steps of multichannel urodynamic evaluation, including prestudy uroflowmetry, filling cystometry with abdominal leak point pressure testing or urethral pressure profilometry, and voiding pressure flow study. 
  3. Discuss principle-based approach to generating and interpreting clinically relevant findings from multichannel urodynamic testing. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 9.50 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Faculty Disclosures

Co-Course Director:

  • Heather Schultz, RN, MSN, NP-C: SUNA: Meeting Participant or Lecturer
  • Kenneth Mitchell, MPAS, PA-C: Nothing to disclose 


  • Martin Miner, MD: Nothing to disclose
  • Todd Doran, ED.D, PA-C, DFAAPA: Physician Assistant Education Association: Other
  • Joshua Langston, MD: Springer: Health Publishing
  • Mikel Gray, PhD: Laborie Medical: Meeting Participant or Leturer; 3M Inc: Consultant or Advisor
  • Mary Dunn, NP, OCN: Nothing to disclose
  • Brad Hornberger, MPAS, PA-C: Nothing to disclose
  • Thomas McBride, PA-C: Nothing to disclose

Planner Disclosures
Education Council:

  • Timothy Charles Brand, M.D.: Nothing to disclose
  • Anthony A. Caldamone MD: Nothing to disclose
  • Peter Robert Carroll, MD, MPH: NIH: Scientific Study or Trial; Department of Defense: Scientific Study or Trial; AUA Update: Leadership Position; Genomic Health: Scientific Study or Trial
  • Sam S. Chang, MD: astellas: Consultant or Advisor; NIH: Scientific Study or Trial; GLG: Consultant or Advisor; Janssen: Consultant or Advisor; tolmar: Consultant or Advisor
  • Matthew S. Christman MD: Nothing to disclose
  • Jody Donaldson m (AUA Staff): Nothing to disclose
  • Shelby Englert (AUA Staff): Nothing to disclose
  • Matthew Thomas Gettman, MD: Nothing to disclose
  • Inderbir Singh Gill ,MD, M.Ch.: Nothing to disclose
  • Howard B. Goldman, MD: allergan: Consultant or Advisor; astellas: Consultant or Advisor; Medtronic: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or Trial; Cook: Scientific Study or Trial; Nuvectra: Consultant or Advisor; Axonics: Consultant or Advisor
  • William C. Huang, MD: Photocure: Scientific Study or Trial; Karl Storz: Scientific Study or Trial
  • William C. Hulbert Jr. MD: Nothing to disclose
  • Brant Inman, M.D., MS, FRCSC: Dendreon: Scientific Study or Trial; Abbott Laboratories: Scientific Study or Trial; Genentech Inc: Scientific Study or Trial; Combat Medical: Consultant or Advisor; FKD Therapies: Scientific Study or Trial; AstraZeneca: Consultant or Advisor; Taris Biomedical: Consultant or Advisor
  • Mark L. Jordan MD,FACS: Nothing to disclose
  • Hari K. Koul, MSC,PHD: Novartis Pharmaceuticals: Consultant or Advisor; Urologic Research; Leadership Position; PLOS one: Leadership Position; OMICS group: Leadership Position; Open Access Publishing: Leadership Position, Health Publishing
  • Martin A. Koyle MD: Nothing to disclose
  • John Stephen Lam MD: Nothing to disclose
  • Yair Lotan ,MD: abbott: Scientific Study or Trial; Cepheid: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial; Pacific Edge: Scientific Study or Trial; FKD: Scientific Study or Trial; MDxHealth: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial; biocancell: Scientific Study or Trial: Genomic Health: Scientific Study or Trial; GenomeDx Biosciences Inc: Scientific Study or Trial; photocure: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial
  • Nicole Lara Miller ,MD: Boston Scientific Corporation: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Practical Reviews In Urology: Health Publishing
  • Manoj Monga, MD, FACS: Fortec: Other; endourology society: Leadership Position
  • Victor William Nitti MD: Astellas: Health Publishing, Scientific Study or Trial; Allergan: Health Publishing, Scientific Study or Trial; Serenity Pharmeuticals: Investment Interest; Cook Myosite: Scientific Study or Trial; Medtronic: Scientific Study or Trial
  • Christopher Porter, MD: Nothing to disclose
  • Gail S. Prins PhD: Nothing to disclose
  • Ganesh V. Raj MD, PhD: Ptares: Owner, Product Development; C-diagnostics corp: Consultant or Advisor, Investment Interest; amgen: Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Johnson and Johnson: Consultant or Advisor, Owner, Product Development; Astellas: Meeting Participant or Lecturer; ASTELLAS: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Janssen: Owner, Product Development; BAYER: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer; SANOFI: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Gaudium: Leadership Position, Investment Interest, Owner, Product Development; Medivation: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or Trial
  • Jay D. Raman, MD: American Kidney Stone Management: Investment Interest; Pacific Edge Biotechnology: Scientific Study or Trial
  • Lee Richstone, MD: Nothing to disclose
  • Heather Schultz, NP: SUNA: Meeting Participant or Lecturer
  • Karl-Dietrich Sievert ,MD, PhD: AMS: Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Medtronics: Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or Trial; Allergen: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or Trial; Neotract: Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Stimguard: Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or Trial
  • Joseph A. Smith Jr.,MD: Nothing to disclose
  • Ryan Patrick Terlecki, MD, FACS: American Medical Systems: Consultant or Advisor, Other; Allergan: Scientific Study or Trial
  • Edouard John Trabulsi, MD: Nothing to disclose

Advanced Practice Providers Education Committee:

  • Timothy Charles Brand, M.D.: Nothing to disclose
  • Anne E. Calvaresi NP,CRNP: Nothing to disclose
  • Jody Donaldson: Nothing to disclose
  • Todd James Doran, ED.D, PA-C, DFAAPA: Physician Assistant Education Association: Other
  • Shelby Englert: Nothing to disclose
  • James R. Kovarik III, PA-C: Nothing to disclose
  • Thomas Patrick McBride: Nothing to disclose
  • Kenneth Mitchell, MPAS, PA-C: Nothing to disclose
  • Karen A. Poe NP: Nothing to disclose
  • Jody A. Purifoy, DNP, APRN, CNP: Nothing to disclose
  • Ashleigh Renitsky, PA-C: Nothing to disclose
  • Thomas Alan Rozanski ,MD: Nothing to disclose
  • Rochell L. Sasse ,MSN, RN, ACNP: Metronic: Consultant or Advisor
  • Heather Schultz, NP: SUNA: Meeting Participant or Lecturer
  • Daniel Thomas Vetrosky, PA-C: Nothing to disclose
  • Gwendolyn Brooke Zilinskas ,PA-C: Kimberly-Clark Corporation: Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Urology Association of Physician Assistants: Leadership Position, Meeting Participant or Lecturer
  • Tricia Zubert, NP: Nothing to disclose

Method of Participation
Learners will participate in this online educational activity by taking an online pre- and post-test and viewing the online video. 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: 9.5 hours
Release Date: June, 2017
Expiration Date: June, 2018
Accreditation Statement
The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation
The American Urological Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
If you have already received credit for this course by attending it or watching it live you cannot receive additional credit.
Other Learners
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™.
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  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty

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Available Credit

  • 9.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 9.50 Non-Physician Participation
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