BEST January 2015: Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptons, PSA, Prostate Cancer and Continence Services
- Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men
- PSA Interpretation
- Continence Services
- Prostate Cancer
- Prostate cancer/ colorectal cancer Follow up
- Gill Smith,
- Russell Dowde,
- Dr Collette Leese
This whole afternoon session on various aspects of Men's Health; including Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, LUTS Pathway, Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) interpretation, management of Prostate Cancer, and finally the long term follow up in Primary care of colorectal cancer and prostate cancer was conducted with at least a foot of snow outside. To see some GPs attend in their Wellington boots shows the dedication to learning of our Barnsley Primary Care colleagues.
Gill Smith, Clinical Nurse Specialist
The role of the Continence team with regards to assessing and managing bladder and bowel conditions is explained. The importance of a good history along with a full medication history and a fluid input output chart in helping to diagnose over active bladder symptoms is covered.
Mr.Suresh, Urologist from Sheffield kindly steeped in to deliver this extremely useful talk on how to investigate , mange and refer men with troublesome Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in primary care and then when to refer to secondary care. It was quite al earning point in the audience, from the voting system, that not all delegates would have immediately considered referring a patient with LUTS and a palpable bladder to secondary care.
Dr Collette Leese, General Practitioner
The future role of primary care in the management of stable Colorectal and Prostate Cancer patients is covered .
Russell Dowde, Lead Urology Specialist Nurse
The importance of patient counselling before PSA testing, PSA interpretation, the present day management of elevated PSA and prostate cancer is covered .
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