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Osteoporosis: An Overview

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN

Duration: 2 hours

Course Summary

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 Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

  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

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