Women's Health & Osteoporosis Time Tool For Nurses Launch Page
Resource from the American College of Preventive Medicine
like many other chronic diseases, takes years to develop, a gradual process of
declining bone strength. Unlike other chronic diseases, it takes a greater toll
on women, especially postmenopausal women. After menopause, the rate of bone
loss accelerates. Therefore, maintaining bone mass throughout life is a vitally
important goal for all women. Having stronger bones going into menopause is the
best protection. The impact of osteoporosis cannot be overemphasized. Nearly
half of all women eventually suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture. The
consequences are enormous, especially if it’s a hip – loss of mobility,
independence and quality of life. Only 2 in 5 hip fracture sufferers regain
their previous level of function; one in five dies within a year from related
underestimate the importance of bone health. Many clinicians do as well. They
are the frontline for preventing osteoporosis as well as identifying and
intervening early. But, because there are no symptoms, it is a difficult process
to monitor. Many clinicians are not aware of the risk factors, risk calculation
tools, indications for bone density testing and how to comprehensively treat
osteoporosis or osteopenia.
Osteoporosis Time Tool developed by the American College of Preventive Medicine
is an innovative educational tool designed to assist the physician in a brief
consult on the topic of women and osteoporosis. It will increase awareness,
provide education, and offer the guidance of the best evidence and guidelines in
the delivery of an effective intervention. The tool includes an executive
summary of the evidence and a practical approach to delivering the needed
services to patients in the context of a clinical visit. It is complemented by a
robust clinical reference document delineating the epidemiology, the clinical
evidence, recommendations by various professional and government entities, and
educational activity is intended for nurse
After completing this program
participants should be able to:
- Describe indications for
performing bone densitometry, using DXA
- Understand the use of the WHO FRAX
algorithm for fracture risk
- Discuss a strategy for
pharmacological management of osteoporosis, including options for administration
and potential adverse effects
- Advise patients about adherence to
medications for osteoporosis, guidelines for taking oral bisphosphonates
- Discuss the importance of
nonpharmacologic approaches in the overall treatment plan, including the current
recommendations for calcium and vitamin D
To earn CNE credit for this
- Read the CNE information on this
- Read the Time Tool and Clinical
- Complete the CNE post-test exam
with a score of at least 70%.
- Complete the CNE
- Your CNE certificate will be sent
to you via email.
September 2010 through August
2012. Original release date: September 2010
materials have been reviewed by the following nurse practitioners to ensure the
continued scientific accuracy and medical relevance of information presented and
its independence from commercial bias.
- Brenda Tocket, RN
- Phyllis Symuleski, RN
In the interest of providing
an educational experience free of commercial bias the American College of
Preventive Medicine was responsible for decisions regarding educational content
and allocation of funds. All individuals involved in the planning, development,
and delivery of educational activities are required to sign a conflict of
interest statement in which they disclose any relevant financial interests or
other affiliations with industry or other associations which may have direct and
substantial interest in the subject matter of the CNE activity. Such disclosure
allows program participants to better evaluate the objectivity of the
information presented in the program.
- Larry Mattson, Medical Writer, has
disclosed no financial relationships.
- Brenda Tocket, RN, has disclosed
no financial relationships.
- Phyllis Symuleski, RN, has
disclosed no financial relationships.
Edwards, ACPM staff, has disclosed no financial relationships.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SUPPORT
This ACPM Time Tools series has
been funded through an unrestricted educational grant provided by MDVIP.
you have questions regarding this CNE activity, please contact email@example.com.
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