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What you'll learn in this expert session

It is estimated that by 2022 approximately 72% of women and 62% of men older than 50 years of age will have osteoporosis or osteopenia, according to WHO criteria. It is therefore a major public health issue. In this nurse led presentation, Klaus Sommer, an Endocrine Clinical Nurse Consultant at Concord Hospital, provides a comprehensive outline of osteoporosis, including its consequences on patients and public health implications, as well as highlighting multidisciplinary components required for a successful Fracture Liaison Service (FLS). He also discusses the role of nurses in these services and the effects of COVID-19. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Have a deep understanding of what osteoporosis is, how it’s diagnosed and managed
  • Understand the consequences for the patient, as well Public Health implications
  • Recognise the current post fracture management in Australia
  • Understand the significance of a Fracture Liaison Service for patient outcome
  • Understand the role nurses have in FLS’s and how to provide effective patient education
  • Realise the implications COVID-19 has on osteoporosis management

About the Expert

Klaus Sommer

Klaus Sommer is a Registered Nurse and worked in neurosurgery prior to taking up Endocrine Nursing in 1999. Endocrine Nursing at Concord Hospital encompasses a broad range of responsibilities, including assisting in the diagnosis and management of bone, pituitary and adrenal disorders, dynamic diagnostic testing and hormone replacement therapy. Klaus is a certified Densitometry Technologist and recruits patients into Concord’s Minimal Trauma Fracture Clinic.

Course curriculum

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    Osteoporosis and the Role of Fracture Liaison Services

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