6-hour On-Demand: Bone, Joint Back Health


Price: $84 (or Free with Membership)
Preorder - Available 2-11-20

Course Description & Information:

  • Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States today and osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. About 24 million adults are limited in their activities from arthritis, and more than 1 in 4 adults with arthritis report severe joint pain. By 2040, an estimated 78 million (26%) U.S. adults ages 18 years or older are projected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Approximately 1% of the population suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, over 1.3 million Americans. Psoriatic arthritis and gout are forms of inflammatory arthritis and are associated with severe pain and disability. Osteoporosis is the most common chronic metabolic bone disease, which is characterized by increased bone fragility. Common fragility fractures include the hip, spine and wrist. One in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will have a fracture related to osteoporosis in their lifetime. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. This course introduces attendees to the latest research on arthritis, osteoporosis, osteopenia and low back health. Individuals will learn the latest evidence-based research on current treatment and prevention options for each of these health conditions. Level - Intermediate.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-20-002-H01-P, IRD: 1-22-2020, ERD: 1-22-2023. Knowledge based activity.

Course Objectives:

  • Summarize the most common forms of arthritis including osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Review data evaluating the role of diet, exercise and dietary supplements in the treatment/prevention of the most common forms of arthritis.
  • Identify the current drugs available for the treatment of arthritis and how these drugs work.
  • Distinguish between osteoporosis and osteopenia.
  • Recognize the importance of diet and exercise in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.
  • Summarize the current drugs available for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis and how they work.
  • List key elements of a fall prevention program.
  • Identify strength exercises for managing and preventing low back pain.
  • Identify low back pain etiology and pathology.
  • Discuss preventative approaches for low back issues.

Course Credit: 6 Contact Hours

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Who Should Take This Course:

  • Pharmacists, Nursing professionals, Dietitians, Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

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

Faculty: Ginger Schirmer, PhD, RD

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