Goodfellow Unit series: Surgical-mesh complications
We’re taking a number of actions to improve the experience and health outcomes for people treated with surgical mesh. One of these is to provide education for primary care providers. So, we’ve partnered with Manatū Hauora, the Ministry of Health, to fund an education programme that aims to reduce the harm caused by surgical mesh.
This series of webinars, organised by the Goodfellow Unit, aims to prevent, recognise, and manage surgical mesh harm.
Identifying surgical mesh harm and optimising management
Webinar held on Tuesday 23 August 2022, 7:30 to 8:45 pm
Surgical mesh has been used in the surgical treatment of conditions such as hernia, urinary incontinence, rectal, bowel and vaginal prolapse.
This webinar will cover concerns regarding surgical mesh and how women may present if they have experienced harm from the placement of mesh for urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Using case studies, the webinar will discuss how to identify surgical mesh injuries, including common and uncommon signs and symptoms, and give guidance on practical aspects of providing care for people with mesh harm.
Optimising management of female urinary incontinence
Webinar held on Tuesday 4 October 2022, 7:30 to 8:45 pm
This webinar covers the pathophysiology, presentation and initial management of female urinary incontinence, including an overview of conservative, medical and surgical options. They webinar discusses various management strategies in order to optimise long-term outcomes for your patients.
Pelvic organ prolapse - a common problem: when to reassure and when to refer
Webinar held on Tuesday 15 November 2022, 7:30 to 8:45 pm
This webinar discusses the pathophysiology, risk factors and clinical presentation of pelvic organ prolapse and how this can affect bladder, bowel and sexual function. Using case studies, the webinar will discuss the different management strategies that are available in primary care, including for those women who are postpartum and outline various surgical procedures that your patients may be offered if required.
Recognising and responding to pain following surgical mesh surgery
Webinar held on Tuesday 28 February 2023, 7:30 to 8:45 pm
In this webinar, Karen Joseph and Jessica Mills discuss the pathophysiology, presentation, and management approaches to pain following surgical mesh surgery. Using case studies, they illustrate common pitfalls, possible management strategies in primary care, and outline approaches used in specialist centres.