About this course
Osteoporosis is a common problem that is frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated. It increases the risk of fractures in the elderly which impacts health-related quality of life. Recognizing the risk factors and instituting appropriate screening is very important to reduce the burden of this disease. This e-learning module summarizes the risk factors of osteoporosis, when and how often to screen for it, and reviews the available non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic options in addressing this disease.
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Define and diagnose primary osteoporosis
- Understand the pathogenesis of osteoporosis
- Identify the risk factors of primary osteoporosis
- Understand the treatment options for primary osteoporosis
- Learn when to refer to a specialist for primary osteoporosis
Keywords: osteoporosis, primary care, osteoporosis management
- Definition of Osteoporosis
- Pathogenesis and risk factors
- Screening and Diagnosis
- Non-pharmacologic and supplementation
- Referring to a specialist
1 CME Point Available
A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.