Postmenopausal Osteoporosis – Nurse Practitioner




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With an aging population, the prevalence of osteoporosis continues to increase. There are nearly 54 million adults in the US who have osteoporosis or are at high risk for the disease. About 1 in 4 women 65 years of age or older are affected – compared with 1 in 20 men over the age of 65.3 Fifty percent of women will break a bone due to osteoporosis. On an annual basis, fractures are linked with over 430,000 hospital admissions, 2.5 million medical office visits, and 180,000 nursing home admissions, not to mention decreased quality of life and limited mobility. It is predicted that by 2025, the cost of osteoporosis will exceed $25 billion annually. There is a growing need for health care providers to screen, educate, and intervene.


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Course Information

Target Audience

Nurse Practitioner

Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the pathophysiology, risk factors, and screening methods for osteoporosis. 
  • Discuss guideline recommendations for osteoporosis prevention and treatment. Compare bisphosphonates, denosumab, parathyroid hormone analogs, romosozumab, raloxifene, and estrogen in terms of effectiveness and adverse effect concerns.
  • Counsel patients regarding the importance of calcium and vitamin D intake and the dosing options / appropriate administration of medications used for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Nurse Practitioner : 0798-0000-21-199-H01
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

Credit for this program is issued by passing the final test hosted at with a score of 70% or higher.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.