Update: Osteoporosis
The purpose of this course is to review the causes, risk factors, diagnosis, treatments and prevention of osteoporosis.

Course Publication Date: February 06, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:UO012918
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Pain Management
Women's Health

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the causes of osteoporosis.
  • Discuss bone turnover at different ages.
  • List three methods of assessing bone density.
  • Explain how to interpret test results for osteoporosis.
  • List nine risk factors for osteoporosis
  • Discuss management of risk factors.
  • Discuss osteoporosis in relation to special populations.
  • List and describe at least 4 different types of medications used for osteoporosis.
  • Discuss at least 4 types of adverse effects associated with the use of bisphosphonates.
  • Explain methods to prevent osteoporosis.


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