Understanding Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Evaluation and Management
Course of the Month - May 2023
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|May 31, 2023 (11:55 p.m. CT)|
|Content Expires:||April 30, 2024 (11:55 p.m. CT)|
CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
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This activity is free for AANP members
from 5/1/2023 - 5/31/2023.
Overview Female pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common women’s health issue. POP occurs when the bladder, uterus, small intestines, and/or rectum bulge into the vagina because of a weakness in one or more of the pelvic support structures. POP is underreported and under treated, as many women consider it a normal part of aging or find it too embarrassing to discuss with their provider. It is the third most frequent indication for hysterectomy with more than 0.5 million American women having surgical correction for prolapse. What about the women who can be managed without hospitalization and surgery and those who do not seek medical management? Nurse Practitioners are uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat these women in the primary care or women’s health setting. Starting with a comprehensive history and physical exam; and offering non-surgical treatment modalities, including behavioral, pessaries and medication, will provide women with a temporary or permanent solution.
- Identify the risk factors contributing to Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP).
- List the common signs and symptoms of POP.
- Discuss evaluating a patient with POP.
- Discuss the principles of non-surgical management of a patient with POP.
Joan Zaccardi, DrNP, APN-BC, FNP-C, NEA, FAANP
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