Free Qstream educational activity – Send questions right to your computer or mobile device!
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
This is a free CME activity.
How does Qstream work?
Designed for today's mobile world, the innovative Qstream format sends questions via e-mail to your computer or mobile device. This allows you to study "on the go," on a schedule that's most convenient for you. Participants receive 2 questions every 2 days via email. If a question is answered incorrectly, it will be repeated 1 week later. If a question is answered correctly, it will be repeated 2 weeks later. If a question is answered correctly two times in a row, the question is retired from the course and is no longer repeated. The participant completes the course when all of the questions are retired (answered correctly twice in a row).
Developed and used at Harvard Medical School, this unique study format has been proven to increase retention by 170% and learning efficiency by 38%.
This activity includes a total of 20 questions based on the AUA Guideline on OAB. When all of the questions have been retired, the participant will be emailed a link to complete an evaluation and claim credit.
Commercial Support Acknowledgement
This activity was supported by an educational grant from Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc.
December 14, 2012
December 14, 2013
Overactive bladder (OAB), defined as 'urgency, with or without urinary incontinence, usually with frequency and nocturia,' affects 33 million men and women in the United States. Overall, up to 17% of American adults suffer from overactive bladder; yet, only 16% of patients with OAB will receive treatment.
Health care providers, demonstrate a clear practice gap in identifying, assessing and treating OAB. For example, one study found that that even when a patient presented with new or worsening incontinence, only 19% of physicians obtained an incontinence history and only 22% conducted a physical examination. Encouragingly, outcomes data from previous continuing professional education on urological topics suggests that health care professionals are eager to learn about updated practice guideline recommendations, implement strategies for best care, and improve their practice in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of urological conditions.
As the prevalence of OAB continues to increase and options for diagnosis and evidence based treatment continue to change evolve, urologists' need and interest persists for continued education on this topic continues to grow. There is continually emergent literature on OAB and urologists can utilize effective educational opportunities (such as Spaced Ed) to continually enhance their knowledge and practice relating to OAB, and most importantly better patient outcomes.
New AUA Clinical Practice Guideline on Overactive Bladder (OAB)
To ensure consistent, high quality, evidence-based treatment of patients with OAB, the AUA released a Clinical Practice Guideline on Overactive Bladder (OAB) in May 2012. The Guideline focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of OAB and contains useful tools for providers such as a treatment algorithm. The American Board of Urology in conjunction with the AUA continues to emphasize the importance of AUA Guidelines which serve as the basis for clinical diagnostic and treatment formulation.
Program Purpose and Description
After completion of this activity, participants should be able to
Urologists and other clinicians specializing in urology such as physician's assistants, registered nurses and nurse practitioners.
The American Urological Association Education & Research, Inc. (AUAER) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Urological Association Education & Research, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AUAER takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
Medium or combination of media used
A PC-compatible computer running Windows XP, or a Macintosh computer running OS X 10.1 or later, or a Linux computer capable of running Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or later. Processor speed of 800 MHz (1GHz preferred). A minimum of 128 MB of RAM (more preferred). A modem speed of at least 56k (broadband preferred). Internet browser should be one of the following: Internet Explorer 8.0 or later, Firefox 3.0 or later, Chrome 4.0 or later, or Safari 4.0 or later. Software requirement: Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 or newer.
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, the AUAER must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its activities.
All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners and presenters) provided by the AUAER are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest. The AUAER must determine if an individual's commercial relationships may influence the educational content with regard to exposition or conclusion, 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 serving as planners or presenters, but rather to provide the audience with information on which they can make informed judgments about the material presented.
E. Ann Gormley, MD
Professor of Surgery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med. Ctr.
Kathryn L. Burgio, PhD
Professor of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Medicine
Disclosures: Pfizer: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or Trial
Toby C. Chai, MD
Professor of Surgery
University of Maryland Urology
Disclosures: Allergan: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial; National Institutes of Health; Taris Biomedical: Other; Ion Channel, Inc.: Consultant or Advisor; New England Research Institute: Scientific Study or Trial
Darryl S. Chutka, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose
Deborah J. Lightner, MD
Professor of Urology
Department of Urology
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose
Elspeth McDougall, MD, FRCSC, MHPE
Associate Dean of Continuing Z& Simulation Medical Education
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Education Center
Chair, AUA Office of Education
University of California – Irvine
Disclosures: Ethicon Endo-Surgery: Other; Karl Storz Endoscopy American: Other
Harriette Miles Scarpero, MD
Fellowship Trained in Female and Pelvic Reconstruction
St. Thomas Hospital
Medical Plaza East
Disclosures: Pfizer, Inc.: Scientific Study or Trial; American Medical Systems (AMS): Consultant or Advisor; Allergan: Participant or Lecturer; Warner Chilcott: Meeting Participant or Lecturer
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:
It is the policy of the AUA to require the disclosure of all references to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices prior to the presentation of educational content. 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.
The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty, authors, and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the AUA.
Evidence Based Content
As a provider of continuing medical education accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of the AUA to review and certify that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.
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