Skill acquisition, credentialing, and maintenance of skills in surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence

Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jun;56(2):238-46. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31829029c3.

Abstract

Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, or urogynecology, has undergone a unique evolution with recent recognition as a subspecialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology. It has never suffered from a shortage of innovation nor of innovators, and thus new treatments and therapeutic options are regularly being introduced. Who is best to perform or prescribe new, therapeutic options and their implementation in a responsible manner is controversial. In this chapter, we will review skill acquisition, credentialing, and the maintenance of skills in surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Credentialing* / standards
  • Female
  • Gynecology / education*
  • Humans
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse / surgery*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Urinary Incontinence / surgery*