Primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians play a key role in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of urological conditions that comprise a large portion of disease burden in the United States patient population. In fact, a large percentage of urologic complaints can be successfully diagnosed and managed in the primary care setting, without need for specialist referral. Primary care treatment is often less costly, less time consuming, and less invasive than other settings of treatment. Consequently, patients, physicians, health care providers and health care management systems should make full use of the primary care provider in the assessment and management of urologic conditions. The purpose of this program is to provide primary healthcare professionals with practical knowledge that will allow them to respond effectively to the needs of patients with urologic diseases. Topics to be addressed include hypogonadism, overactive bladder (OAB), urologic emergencies, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Primary Care Update in Urology will enhance your knowledge and provide you with valuable practice tools that will improve patient outcomes.
After attending this course, participants should be able to:
1. Describe how to evaluate a patient for hypogonadism and discuss treatment options and follow-up care.
2. Outline a stepwise evaluation for the diagnosis of overactive bladder (OAB) in the geriatric patient and explain the rationale for selection of treatment.
3. Formulate a plan of action to respond effectively to three urologic emergencies (testicular torsion, penile fracture, and solitary kidney with obstruction) often seen first by primary healthcare professionals.
4. Discuss the pathophysiology of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and how to evaluate and treat a patient with this condition.
5. Discuss the controversies surrounding PSA screening with suggested national guidelines.
- Physician Assistants
- Family Practitioners
- Nurse Practitioners
- Primary healthcare professionals
The AUA Office of Education would like to thank the companies who support continuing education of physicians. The AUA recognizes the following companies for providing educational grant support:
- Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc.
- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
AUAER ensures that all educational activities are developed and implemented independent of the control and/or influence of any commercial interests (ACCME: SCS1)