Female Urinary Retention

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1.00

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Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Urinary retention, or the inability to voluntarily void urine, is one of the most prevalent presenting urologic complaints in the emergency department. Typically, it is diagnosed when there is a high post-void residual volume. Post-Void residual volume measurements are usually done using ultrasound and provide an estimate of the amount of urine remaining in the bladder after urination. Two of the most common causes of chronic urinary retention in women are bladder muscle dysfunction and obstruction. The condition is important as it can lead to significant clinical problems if left untreated, such as bladder decompensation, hydronephrosis, renal failure, vesicoureteral reflux, nephrolithiasis, and urinary tract infections, as well as symptoms including suprapubic pain, feelings of incomplete emptying, weak urinary stream, urgency, and incontinence. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of urinary retention in women. It highlights the role of the interprofessional team in collaborating to provide well-coordinated care and enhance outcomes for affected patients.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the causes of urinary retention in females.
  • Review risk factors for urinary retention in females.
  • Describe treatment options for urinary retention in females.
  • Explain the importance of improving coordination amongst the interprofessional team to enhance care for females affected by urinary retention.

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Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is reported to the following Maintenance of Certification (MOC) boards:
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Nephrology
American Board of Pathology
  • Renal/Medical Renal

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