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Osteoporosis: clinical review

Osteoporosis: clinical review

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Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

February 20, 2018

Updated

February 20, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Hannah Jethwa and Dr Sonya Abraham discuss primary prevention of osteoporosis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include osteoporosis risk factors, validated scoring systems and management options.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Screen patients for risk of osteoporosis
  • Address lifestyle factors that may lead to reduced bone density
  • Understand DEXA scan results
  • Offer advice on conservative measures such as smoking cessation
  • Initiate drug treatment in appropriate patients
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Dr Hannah Jethwa
    SpR rheumatology
    Ealing Hospital
    London
    UK

    Dr Sonya Abraham
    Consultant rheumatologist
    Imperial College London
    UK

    Test author
    MIMS Learning editor
    Twickenham
    UK

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required