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Case Study Background
Learning Objectives
Target Audience
Credit Designation
Disclosure

This CME Course consists of 5 modules on Pelvic Floor Imaging:

  • Pelvic Floor Ultrasound - The Basics - Assoc. Prof. Clara Shek
  • Pelvic Floor Ultrasound - Anterior & Central Compartment - Dr. Vivien Wong
  • Posterior Compartment Imaging - Obstructed Defecation and Prolapse - Dr. Rodrigo Guzmán Rojas
  • Slings and meshes - US Imaging - Dr. Kamil Švabík
  • Maternal Birth Trauma - Assessment of the Levator Ani and Anal Sphincter muscles - Prof. Hans Peter Dietz

The overall purpose of this activity
…to inform the learner of the indications for pelvic floor ultrasound, equipment requirements, how to prepare patients for imaging, how to prepare and handle the ultrasound probe, machine settings, potential confounders of pelvic floor assessment and what a basic pelvic floor imaging entails.

The goal is:

  • to be able to recognise pelvic floor structures in mid-sagittal and axial views on transperineal imaging, both at rest and during manoeuvres;
  • to assess pelvic organ prolapse;
  • To understand the association between sonographic findings of the posterior compartment and obstructed defecation and prolapse symptoms;
  • To learn the utilisation of US imaging in postoperative follow-up after the use of implants to assess complications and facilitate the choice of treatment
  • To be able to diagnose levator ani and anal sphincter trauma.
  • Urogynecologists
  • Obstetricians/ Gynaecologists
  • Urologists
  • Pelvic Floor specialists
  • Colorectal Surgeons
  • Physiotherapists
  • Ultrasonographers

Satisfactory Completion  
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion.  If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Physicians    
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA).  Amedco LLC 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.
Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Principal Faculty and Credentials
Associate Professor Clark Shek
Dr. Vivien Wong
Dr. Rodrigo Guzmán Roja
Dr. Kamil Švabík
Professor Hans Peter Dietz

Date of Release
October 1, 2018

Date of Expiration
October 1, 2020

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)

All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed in the program book. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.

Kamil Švabík
Boston Scientific: Consultant

Pelvic Floor Ultrasound - The Basics
Pelvic Floor Ultrasound - Anterior & Central Compartment
Posterior Compartment Imaging - Obstructed Defecation and Prolapse
Slings and meshes – US Imaging
Maternal Birth Trauma - Assessment of the Levator Ani and Anal Sphincter muscles
Evaluation & Certificate
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