144755 - Cabrini GP Lecture Series 2018 Term 2 Lecture 6 Topic: Osteoporosis- an update e-learning

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This online video of Cabrini's GP lecture is available for GP's via https://praxhub.com at no cost. The lecture entitled Osteoporosis- an update is designed to educate GP's on the current anti-osteoporosis therapies available and how to manage patients after their initial course of therapy. We will also discuss the risks of jaw osteonecrosis and atypical femoral fractures. 

Relevance to General Practice

Osteoporosis is a condition that results in loss of bone strength, making bones more fragile and more prone to fracture. Evidence shows that timely diagnosis and appropriate pharmacological management reduces fracture rates. However, osteoporosis remains significantly underdiagnosed and inadequately managed in Australia. Less than 20% of patients presenting to healthcare services with minimal trauma fractures are investigated or treated for osteoporosis. 
In general practice, early detection can prevent a first fracture. For patients who have already fractured, investigation and initiation of osteoporosis medication is crucial to reduce the very high risk of subsequent fractures. People with risk factors for osteoporosis need to talk to their doctor about a bone density test 

Learning outcomes
  • By the end of this activity, participants will be able to: Optimise choice of anti-osteoporosis therapies and follow-up of patients on these treatments
  • Recognise the risks of jaw osteonecrosis and atypical femoral fractures
  • Recognise how to manage patients after their initial course of anti-osteoporosis therapy
  • Type
    Online Learning
    Delivery
    Online
    Title
    144755 - Cabrini GP Lecture Series 2018 Term 2 Lecture 6 Topic: Osteoporosis- an update e-learning
    Speciality Classification
    General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
    Location
    ONLINE
    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    01-Nov-2018
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD
    1 hour
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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