Bone & Joint Disease

Bone & Joint Disease Course Description & Information:

  • Arthritis will affect most all Americans as they age. Osteoporosis will produce a fracture in one in four women and one in five men. Not everyone with arthritis will have symptoms but some will have significant arthritic changes that will impair normal daily activities. This course covers current strategies for the management of joint and bone health thru diet, exercise and if needed, drug therapy.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN# 0826-9999-15-002-L01-P, IRD: 2-3-15. Knowledge based activity.
Course Objectives:

  • Define osteoporosis and osteoporosis and recognize the prevalence of the condition in the United States.
  • Explain the importance of nutrition and physical activity for bone growth and maintenance of bone mineral density throughout one’s lifespan.
  • Explain the training principles important for optimal bone health and design exercise programs for individuals with osteopenia and osteoporosis.
  • List pharmacological options for the treatment of management of osteoporosis.
  • Identify nutritional and exercise interventions that have been shown to improve and maintain joint health.
  • Discuss the role of exercise, trauma and genetics in the development of osteoarthritis.
  • Review current treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis (e.g. drug therapy, dietary supplements, exercise), and osteoarthritis of the hips and knees.

Course Credit: 3 Contact Hours

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Who Should Attend:

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals (nursing pharmacology hours offered), Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and evaluation.

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