Going … Going … Gone — Understanding Overactive Bladder  - CMEZ387

Going … Going … Gone — Understanding Overactive Bladder

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN and Michael George Danis, BSN, RN, CCRN
(4.8 / 24 ratings )

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

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


One U.S. study of 5,670 ethnically diverse patients ages 18 to 70 revealed that overactive bladder was present in 25% of men and 50% of women. In the study, overactive bladder was also noted to increase with advancing age and was more likely to be reported by African-American and Hispanic men and women than among whites. Older people are less likely to seek treatment. In long-term care settings, as many as half of residents have overactive bladder and incontinence. Despite evidence that medications and nonpharmacological interventions can control overactive bladder, the condition remains underdiagnosed and undertreated because many view it as a normal part of aging or a relatively minor problem. Healthcare professionals can provide much-needed education and support through the diagnostic process and discussion of treatment options. As front-line providers, they can help patients cope with this often-debilitating disorder.


The goal of this program is to help nurses and physicians devise plans to help patients deal with overactive bladder. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify barriers to diagnosis and management of overactive bladder
  • Describe four complications associated with overactive bladder
  • Discuss pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment options for overactive bladder

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physicians, and nurses.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (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: 10/18/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/5/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/5/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Shanna F - Oak Point, TX  ·  Apr 03, 2019
this course was very informative
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Iheonu O - Vero Beach, FL  ·  Jan 29, 2018
Good coursework. Nothing more to add.
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mark b - simi valley, CA  ·  Dec 01, 2016
nothing to say that would be helpful, it is irritating that you keep asking this however, this should be optional.
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David R - Macon, GA  ·  Dec 02, 2015
Good information, Great service.
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Paul B - Lawrenceville, GA  ·  Sep 11, 2015
I felt the course was very informative.
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