Osteoporosis Management

Osteoporosis Management

Osteoporosis Management

Osteoporosis Management

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Osteoporosis is a common disease for older adults. Because patient lifestyle choices may contribute to osteoporosis, awareness of these choices is essential to understanding how to assist in its prevention. This course reviews the etiology and prevalence of osteoporosis in adults, covering symptoms of osteoporosis, preventative measures for osteoporosis, and evidence-based recommendations for assessing and managing patients with osteoporosis.

COURSE INFORMATION

45 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-10-22Updated 2020-10-23

Course Objectives

  • Differentiate between primary and secondary osteoporosis
  • Understand the prevalence of osteoporosis by gender, race, and age
  • Discuss osteoporosis risk factors and contributing factors
  • Describe current screening recommendations for osteoporosis
  • Identify common bone measurement screening tests for osteoporosis
  • Explain the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions for osteoporosis

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