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Osteoporosis - 60144
Osteoporosis
A Preventable Epidemic

60144 l 8.30 contact hrs
by Maureen Habel, RN, MA
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Objectives:
This course has been approved for 6 hours by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 2008, 2/12/09 through 12/31/09, 1/15/10 through 12/31/10, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
 
The purpose of this program is to inform nurses about how to treat and prevent osteoporosis. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the economic impact and personal consequences of osteoporosis
  • Describe the pathogenesis of bone loss and identify methods to diagnose osteoporosis
  • Compare and contrast unchangeable and modifiable risk factors for osteoporosis
  • Describe universal recommendations for osteoporosis prevention and management
  • Describe the role of pharmacologic agents in osteoporosis therapy
  • Identify people at highest risk for falls and describe fall prevention strategies that nurses can teach
  • Explain principles of rehabilitation to reduce disability for people with osteoporosis
  • Describe significant nursing roles in osteoporosis prevention and management

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 8/22/2015


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