Basic Urodynamics Course

2018 Course dates TBC

Venue: Watershed Conference Centre, Bristol 

This 2 day course is held once a year. The first day covers the theory of urodynamics and the second day is “hands on” with urodynamic equipment and the urodynamic staff.

Intended delegates: doctors, nurses, technicians and/or anyone allied to urodynamics who have little or no urodynamic experience.

Learning Points:

  • appreciation of the philosophy  behind urodynamic studies (UDS) as part of patient investigation
  • basic knowledge of the principles behind the measurement of urine flow and pressure
  • basic knowledge of the techniques of flow and pressure measurement
  • ability to interpret straightforward urodynamic traces
  • appreciation of the artefacts seen during UDS
  • basic ability to operate urodynamic equipment

Course Director: Professor Paul Abrams
Course Administrator: Kirsten Klevmark and Karen Evely

 

Outline Programme:

DAY 1

09.00

Registration and Coffee

10.00

Introduction to Urodynamics

11.00

Principles of measuring urine flow and pressure

11.30

The urine flow clinic

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Filling Cystometry

14.30

Voiding Cystometry

15.30

Tea

16.00

Specialised urodynamic testing – Video urodynamics

 

Long term ambulatory monitoring, and urethral function studies

17.00

End of day 1

19.30

Course Dinner 

 

 

DAY 2 

08.30

Lecture: Setting up Equipment

09.00

Practical Session 1: Urine flow studies

10.00

Lecture: New methods of measuring pressure

Video of female urodynamics

10.30

Coffee

11.00

Practical Session 2: Filling cystometry

12.00

Lecture: Non invasive urodynamics

Video of male urodynamics

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Practical Session 3: Voiding Cystometry

14.30

Practical Session 4: Artefacts and pitfalls of urodynamics

15.15

Tea

15.30

Lecture: Urodynamics in common conditions

  • Stress incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Bladder outlet obstruction

17.00

End of Course

 

Faculty

Paul Abrams MD FRCS, Professor of Urology. Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Andrew Gammie, MA CEng MIEE CSci MIPEM, Clinical Engineer. Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Wendy Bevan, Urodynamic Nurse, Urodynamic Unit, Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Connie Chew, Urodynamic Nurse, Urodynamic Unit, Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Anna Hassine, Technician, Urodynamic Unit, Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Mark Stott, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Exeter

Laura Thomas, Clinical Scientist (Uro/GI), Urodynamic Unit, Bristol Urological Institute,

 Southmead Hospital, Bristol

To register your interest please contact Karen.Evely@bui.ac.uk

Download information sheet: PDF icon Basic UDS Course 2017 outline programme.pdf