The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
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Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.
To Receive Credit:
Complete the activity in its entirety.
Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
When persons awaken at night to solely relieve the urge to urinate it is called nocturia. Nocturia is not just a nuisance. It is disruptive to sleep which has many serious medical consequences.
Unfortunately, nocturia is commonly and erroneously attributed to urological causes: an enlarge prostate in men and an overactive bladder in women. In fact, nocturia is most frequently caused by nocturnal polyuria, which is often secondary to serious medical conditions.
Diagnosing and treating nocturia, or more correctly, nocturnal polyuria, provides appropriate intervention of medical conditions causing these common symptoms, while preventing additional harm promoted and perpetuated by the disruption of sleep.
Learners will have increased knowledge of how to assess and manage patients with nocturia as demonstrated by responses on session evaluations including, listed clinical practice changes.
The planners and faculty for this session reported no relevant relationships with commercial interest organizations. This presentation was reviewed to ensure no bias was present.
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