Curriculum-Based Online and Live Activities

 


Course Director
Theodore W. Johnson, II, MD, MPH
Paul W. Seavey Chair in Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta Site Director, Birmingham/Atlanta VA GRECC
Chief, Emory Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics
Chair, Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia


Curriculum Description

Despite the prevalence of overactive bladder (OAB) in over 30 million Americans, less than one-third of these patients receive treatment for the chronic, debilitating condition. This is primarily attributed to the reluctance of patients and healthcare professionals to communicate effectively to recognize, diagnose, and manage the condition. Family physicians, general practitioners, and advance nurse practitioners in the primary care setting play a central role in the initial assessment, diagnosis, and management of patients with OAB. With proper attention, they can ensure adherence to therapy, treatment satisfaction, and adjustment of therapy to optimize clinical benefit and improve quality of care.

Through this curriculum, we hope to provide primary care clinicians with the necessary knowledge and skill to assess and diagnose OAB in a timely manner; choose the best therapeutic option for each individual patient; minimize treatment-emergent adverse events; adjust therapy appropriately; and sequence the available treatment options throughout the disease continuum. To learn more, join Dr. Theodore Johnson for this engaging two-part educational activity, or join us for one of our planned AAFP/GAPNA chapter meetings.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care family practitioners, general practitioners, advanced practice nurses, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with overactive bladder.