20-02-29 V. Hitting Below the Belt: The Quagmire of Pelvic Pain Assessment and Treatment

23rd Annual Premier Women's Healthcare Virtual Conference

1.25 CE (NCC 2 GYN)

Individuals who did not register for the Conference can now purchase individual session recordings. Anyone who was registered for the Main Conference (October 16-17, 2020) will have access to all recordings, free of any additional charge, through November 15, 2021.



Jenna Lewis-Perkins, MSN, WHNP-BC

Urogyn and Pelvic Floor Nurse Practitioner

The GW Medical Faculty Associates

Washington, District of Columbia

Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Associate Professor and Director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Intended Audience:

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners (WHNPs), WHNP students, Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) and other nurse practitioners and advanced practice clinicians who care for women.

Activity Number:  20-02-29

CE Approval Period:  Now through November 15, 2021

Approved CE Credit Hours: 1.25 CE contact hour credit

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been evaluated and approved by the Continuing Education Approval Program of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health for 1.25 CE contact hours, including 0 hours of pharmacology content. 

Program Description:

Pelvic pain is a very common complaint for women presenting for GYN care. Many clinicians feel inadequate to assess and treat this complex condition. This presentation will discuss the prevalence of pelvic pain, review history questions to help create the differential diagnoses, provide clinical pearls to help perfect the pelvic exam for a woman in pain and identify evidence-based office management and referral processes. In addition, professional resources for support and continued learning for clinicians caring for women with pelvic pain will be provided.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • List three potential differential diagnoses for pelvic pain
  • Identify components of physical exam to assess pelvic pain
  • Recognize when and how to refer and collaborate in the care of a woman with pelvic pain

Faculty Disclosures:

Jenna Lewis-Perkins has no reported disclosures

Sandi Tenfelde has no reported disclosures

Successful Completion:

Successful completion of this activity requires the participant to:

  1. Read the educational objectives, disclosures and disclaimers.
  2. Watch the session recording
  3. Complete the session evaluation
  4. Print your CE certificate (the certificate will be stored on the NPWH E-Learning site under My Transcripts).
  5. These steps must be completed prior to the course expiration date
  6. Some courses required a post-test.  If a post test is required participants must earn a score of 70%.         

Therapeutic Disclosures:

Faculty members determine the content of the CE activity.  The content does not necessarily represent the views of NPWH.  Clinicians are responsible for evaluating information presented in relation to generally accepted standards of care and individual patient characteristics.

Commercial Support: 

This activity has no commercial support

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20-02-29 V.  Hitting Below the Belt: The Quagmire of Pelvic Pain Assessment and Treatment