Osteoporosis: A Preventable Epidemic Course for Physician CE is organized by ContinuingEducation.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation.
Course Originally Released on: 9/25/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/14/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/14/2019
Medicine (6.00 Credits)
Physician (6.00 Credits)
Of those 50 and older, one in two women and one in five men will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture. Although osteoporosis affects people at various ages, its impact is particularly severe as people age. Each year, osteoporosis causes about 2 million fractures that may cause permanent disability, disabling pain, loss of independence, or death. This number is expected to increase to more than 3 million by 2025. Primary prevention programs are aimed at building peak bone mass in younger adults, while secondary prevention programs are designed to decrease the bone loss that occurs with aging. This continuing education course will focus on normal bone physiology and the pathogenesis of osteoporosis, diagnosis of osteoporosis, risk factors and their modification, treatment of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures, and the primary and secondary prevention strategies aimed at stopping this preventable epidemic.
The purpose of this program is to inform physicians about how to prevent and manage 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 physicians can teach
• Explain principles of rehabilitation to reduce disability for people with osteoporosis
• Describe significant physician roles in osteoporosis prevention and management