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

Course Publication Date: May 19, 2020

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Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:OTTP123119
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Pain Management
Community & Home Health
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
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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