Is the drug holiday over for post-menopausal women taking osteoporosis medications? - Certificate of Completion

Duration

2 hrs

Profession

Physician

# of Credits

2.0

Accreditation

Certificate of Completion

Expiry Date

2020-12-18

Osteoporosis is often a “silent” disease, remaining undiagnosed until a fracture occurs. Timely diagnosis by GPs and optimal treatment reduces the risk of further fractures by up to 30%, 50% and 70% in patients with non-vertebral, hip and vertebral fractures, respectively. A burden of disease analysis commissioned by Osteoporosis Australia and based on data from the Geelong Osteoporosis Study estimated that in 2012, 4.74 million (66%) of people over the age of 50 in Australia had osteoporosis or osteopenia – low bone density that is often the precursor to osteoporosis. The prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia is estimated to rise by 31% (6.2 million) by 2022. This will result in a 30% increase in the annual fracture incidence, from approximately 141,000 fractures in 2012 to approximately 183,000 in 2022. Approximately 70% of minimal trauma fractures occur in women, with incidence increasing with age in both sexes.

This interactive online learning activity is valued at 2 Hour(s) of continuing education.

Damian Flanagan
MBBS, MWell, DipRACOG
South Coast Medical
Blairgowrie, Victoria, Australia

Terence Diamond
MBBCh, MRCP, FRACP
Associate Professor, Conjoint appointment,
University of New South Wales
Staff Specialist, Senior Endocrinologist,
St George Hospital, Sydney

Après avoir complété de programme de formation continue, le clinicien sera mieux en mesure de :

  1. Discuter de l’impact de la grippe parmi la population des adultes plus âgés;
  2. Passer en revue les options vaccinales destinées aux adultes plus âgés;
  3. Identifier les étapes nécessaires à l’amélioration des taux d’adoption vaccinale par les adultes plus âgés;
  4. Appliquer une approche structurée visant à recommander le vaccin antigrippal et à immuniser les personnes plus âgées;
  5. Prendre en charge les obstacles les plus courants en lien avec le refus ou la réticence face à la vaccination antigrippale.


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