Interstitial Cystitis - CMEZ92

Interstitial Cystitis

by Elizabeth Chapman Shaid, MSN, RN, CRNP
(4.5 / 11 ratings )

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

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) affects every facet of a patient’s life. For many years, symptoms were largely ignored or dismissed by the urology community, with most patients experiencing symptoms for years and seeing multiple providers before being diagnosed. Healthcare professionals working in conjunction with advocacy groups play a key role in educating the public and ensuring accurate diagnosis and treatment of this disease. This educational activity will address the assessment, diagnosis, and evidence-based management of the condition.


The goal of this interstitial cystitis continuing education program is to update healthcare professionals’ knowledge of the identification and treatment of interstitial cystitis. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the prevalence of interstitial cystitis
  • List the hallmark symptoms of interstitial cystitis
  • Describe five treatment modalities recommended by the American Urology Association

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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Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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: 9/2/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/22/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/22/2019

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.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Shanna F - Oak Point, TX  ·  Apr 03, 2019
This course was well designed
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Jose C - Orlando, FL  ·  May 21, 2018
It was a general review of interstitial cystitis
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Melanie C - Brimfield, IL  ·  Mar 04, 2018
excellent description of treatment.
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Artemis C - Port Townsend, WA  ·  Feb 28, 2018
This is a thorough, well-presented course.
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Carol G - Johnstown, CO  ·  Aug 25, 2016
very complete look at IC. I learned much and will use in practice
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Price: $15.00
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