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Nursing Management in Prostate Artery Embolization

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Contact Hour(s): 1.0

Available Until: 3/20/2020

Non-Member Price: $15.00

Members: $10.00

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2019 Annual Meeting Tuesday Sessions - Austin

Prostate artery embolization (PAE) is an emerging therapy in treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH). About 50% of men aged 60-70 and up to 90% of men aged 70-89 years will have clinical symptoms associated with BPH. These symptoms are manifested by lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), which may include: frequency, incontinence, dribbling, urinary retention, nocturia and urinary tract infections. Medical therapy has been the primary line of treatment for BPH. However, up to 10% of men will need surgical interventions despite optimal medical therapy. Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has been gold standard in treating BPH but may come with complications including: bleeding, sexual dysfunction, urosepsis, failure to void, or prolonged hospitalization. PAE is minimally invasive technique that has been developed as an alternative treatment for BPH. This technique is also with side effects and complications. Side effects may include worsening of urinary symptoms. Complications from angiography may include ischemic complications, nonprostatic embolization, bleeding, or infection. Nursing management in interventional radiology (IR) is crucial in caring for patients undergoing PAE procedure. The purpose of this presentation is to provide nursing insight in preoperative, intraprocedure, and postprocedure care, which will be highlighted in a patient case study discussion.