This episode is the third of a four-part series focused on bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD). This series offers insight into different health care providers’ perspectives on managing BBD and is a great tool for sharing with your pediatric nurses, referral base, and other pediatric colleagues.
In this episode of The PedSpace, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Shelly King discusses her pediatric urology clinic's approach to bladder and bowel dysfunction. She explains how patients are evaluated, diagnosed and treated and provides recommendations for parents who may be dealing with these issues in their own homes.
Shelly King is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University. She is the manager of the Urology Clinic and Children's Continence Center and has more than 30 years of experience in the field of pediatric urology.
Her clinical expertise is in the care of neuropathic bladder, surgical reconstruction of the urinary tract, refractory bladder and bowel disorder, and sacral neuromodulation. King has served as an advisor to the Pediatric Urology Nurses Board, former Chair of the organization's section of the AAP and director of the urodynamic educational course for the Society of Urologic Nurses (SUNA). As adjunct faculty to IU School of Nursing, she lectures and precepts advanced practice nurses and nursing students.
Many educational tools for parents and patients were developed by Ms. King. To her credit are multiple professional publications, lectures and awards. Her personal commitment is to continence and urinary health in children.