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.
- 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
Video Lecture (22 mins)
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