Understanding Osteoporosis

Understanding  Osteoporosis 

This course presents the physiological course of osteoporosis. It is meant to help enhance nurse assessment skills of older adults by identifying the types of osteoporosis, risk factors for osteoporosis, the signs and symptoms of fracture, treatment options, and fall prevention strategies.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-UO

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

This course awards 1.00 contact hours upon successful completion.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-UO
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe osteoporosis.
Differentiate between primary and secondary osteoporosis.
Identify risk factors and diagnostic testing procedures for osteoporosis.
List at least 2 signs and symptoms of fractures.
Describe 3 pharmacologic options for treating osteoporosis.
Describe 3 nonpharmacologic therapies for osteoporosis.
Explain how to prevent falls.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Overview

Cartilage & Bone Development

Osteoporosis

Decreased Bone Mass

Statistics

Prevention

Hormones

Osteoporosis Risk

Primary Osteoporosis

Secondary Osteoporosis

Review

Summary

Section 3: Risk Factors and Diagnostic Testing

Risk Factors

Physical Assessment

Review

Bone Mineral Density

DXA Scan

BMD and DXA Scoring

Bone-Turnover Markers

Routine Screening

If Diagnosed

Review

Summary

Section 4: Signs and Symptoms of Fracture

Signs and Symptoms

Hip Fractures

Vertebral Fractures

Treating Pain

Coping & Support

Review

Summary

Section 5: Pharmacologic Therapy for Osteoporosis

Recommendations

Medications

Bisphosphonates

SERMs

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Calcitonin (Fortical®, Miacalcin®)

Teriparatide (Forteo®)

RANK Ligand (RANKL) Inhibitors (Prolia®)

Response to Pharmacologic Therapy

Review

Summary

Section 6: Nonpharmacologic Therapy for Osteoporosis

Programs

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)

Balloon Kyphoplasty and Percutaneous Vertebroplasty

Chronic Back Pain Treatment

Soy

Calcium

Vitamin D

Sodium

Protein

Avoiding Fractures

Review

Summary

Section 7: Fall Prevention

Preventing Falls

Personal Factors & Fall Prevention

Environmental Factors & Fall Prevention

Fall Risk Assessment and Prevention Programs

Review

Summary

Section 8: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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