Preventing Osteoporotic Fractures in Nursing Home Residents

This activity is jointly sponsored/co-provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and StrataMed.

Supported by an educational donation provided by Amgen.

Specialty: Geriatrics

Release date: September 26, 2013

Valid through: September 26, 2014

Target Audience:

Program Overview:

The aim of this educational program is to improve health outcomes by developing and disseminating evidence based information to physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, and other health care professionals to optimize osteoporosis screening and treatment in long-term care (LTC) settings (eg, nursing homes). Osteoporosis can be a debilitating condition associated with an increase in mortality following a fracture. In LTC facilities, residents are at higher risk for fractures than individuals in community settings and the consequences are more severe. Current standards of care need to be improved as studies show that the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in LTC settings is low. This Web-based program will examine barriers to osteoporosis management in LTC settings and provide strategies helpful in establishing screening and treatment programs based on the specific needs of residents at LTC facilities.

Credit Types

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Hour

1.0 Nursing Contact Hour

1.0 Pharmacy Education Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs)