2-hour On-Demand: Osteoporosis: The Silent Disease

Course Description & Information:

  • Osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds. Osteoporosis is a disease where decreased bone strength increases the risk of a broken bone. It is the most common reason for a broken bone among the elderly. This course explores current treatment and prevention strategies in the management and treatment of osteoporosis.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-22-002-H01-P, IRD: 2-15-2022, ERD: 7-27-2023. Knowledge based activity.
  • Expiration Date: 7-27-2023
  • Level: Intermediate

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the role of hormones in bone health.
  • Identify diseases that increase the risk for developing osteoporosis and prevention strategies.
  • List risk factors for osteoporosis and osteopenia.
  • Review the role of vitamins, minerals and nutrition in bone metabolism and bone health.
  • List current pharmacological therapies available for the prevention and treatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis.
  • State the role of exercise in bone metabolism.

Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

Course Credit: 2 Contact Hours

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Who Should Take This Course:

  • Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing Professionals (2 hours of pharmacotherapeutic credit), Physical Therapy 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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