Vaginal pessaries are a safe, cost effective, low tech, non-surgical treatment alternative for women with POP (pelvic organ prolapse) and UI (urinary incontinence). Studies show that up to 30% of women have POP and UI, and both are under reported and under treated. As the population of women grows, midwives can expand their knowledge, skills and services to provide pessaries for patients. This dynamic, interactive workshop will provide an overview of POP and UI, and basic pessary use, fitting, and care. Attendees will practice evaluating and fitting women for pessaries using case studies and pelvic models in small groups.
Room: 104, First Floor
Workshop Price: $175