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Osteoporosis: An Overview

Osteoporosis: An Overview

Course author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN
Contact Hours: 3.5
Pharmacology Hours: 1.00

Price: $10.47
Course Free with purchase of unlimited courses!

Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 7/28/2017
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Course Description
Nurses caring for individuals with osteoporosis as well as their families need continuing learning to understand the disorder, health risks and prevention strategies involved. The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of osteoporosis, including its prevalence, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Causes Of Osteoporosis
    1. Risk factors for osteoporosis
    2. Risk factors for falls
    3. Signs and symptoms
    4. Complications
  3. Diagnosis Of Osteoporosis
  4. Life Style Factors And Osteoporosis
    1. Diet
    2. Physical exercise
    3. Smoking
    4. Alcohol consumption
    5. Caffeine
  5. Treatment Of Osteoporosis
    1. Pharmacological therapy for osteoporosis
      1. Biphosphonate derivatives
      2. Calcitonin
      3. Estrogen agonists/antagonists
      4. RANKL inhibitor
      5. Parathyroid hormone
      6. Estrogen hormone therapy
      7. Other drugs, vitamins and minerals
    2. Drug duration and drug holidays
  6. Nurse’s Role In Caring For The Patient With Osteoporosis
    1. Patient monitoring
    2. Patient education
    3. Case Study 1
    4. Case Study 2
    5. Case Study 3
  7. Summary
NurseCe4Less is ANCC approved
NurseCe4Less is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (ANCC)


The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

Often both generic and trade names are used in courses. Trade names may be referred to in a course to promote familiarity and does not suggest endorsement of any individual product over another.

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