What you get by completing this session

  • 40 mins of CPD

    A 30 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

In this presentation, Urologist, Prof Henry Woo will help health professionals give the most up-to-date and evidence-based advice to their post radical prostatectomy patients, including managing their expectations, effective therapies and realistic time-frames for recovery, especially for the two most common side effects - urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. He will also outline the latest information on androgen deprivation therapy, a very common  treatment for advanced prostate cancer which, like surgery, comes with its own risks, benefits and challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the recovery pathway and early complications of radical prostatectomy surgery 
  • Discuss typical recovery of urinary function following a prostatectomy 
  • Explain common sexual dysfunctions and their treatments for post-prostatectomy recovery
  • Outline the adverse effects of the different androgen deprivation therapies (ADT)
  • Arrange referral to exercise physiologist/pelvic floor physiotherapists for post-prostate cancer care

About the Expert

Prof Henry Woo

Prof Woo is a Urological Surgeon sub-specialising in prostate surgery. He is Professor of Urology at the College of Health and Medicine of the Australian National University and the Director of the San Prostate Centre of Excellence at Sydney Adventist Hospital. He also serves as the Deputy Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at Sydney Adventist Hospital. He is also Director of Uro-Oncology and Professor of Robotic Cancer Surgery at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Henry has an international reputation for his work in prostatic diseases. He is a regular contributor of research to national and international meetings as well as being an invited speaker at both a national and international level.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    The Role of the Practitioner in Post Prostate Cancer Care

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (30 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

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