Silent Suffering in Men: Detecting Prostatitis - CMEZ309

Silent Suffering in Men: Detecting Prostatitis

by Elizabeth Chapman Shaid, MSN, RN, CRNP
(4.5 / 21 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
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Prostatitis is a common genitourinary complaint in men that spans all age groups between adolescence to late adulthood. Simply described, it’s an inflammation of the prostate gland, sometimes with infection present, as well. Symptoms may be absent, mild, or severe and life-threatening. The constellation of symptoms associated with this poorly understood condition can be straightforward or obscure, perplexing both providers and patients. This educational activity helps you distinguish between the various causes, treatment, and care for the condition.


The goal of this continuing education program is to enhance healthcare providers’ knowledge of the management of prostatitis. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the major differences among acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and asymptomatic prostatitis
  • Discuss specimen collection for the pre- and post-massage test
  • Identify treatments and clinical care measures for patients with prostatitis

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physicians and nurses.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (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. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/13/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/22/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/22/2020

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Shanna F - Oak Point, TX  ·  Jun 27, 2019
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Philippos K - Jacksonville, FL  ·  Jan 28, 2017
Excellent review CME on prostatitis.
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ROLF A - The Colony, TX  ·  Sep 03, 2015
good, very informative
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Roxane D - Las Vegas, NV  ·  May 17, 2015
Great review of categories of Prostatitis
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50