Postmenopausal Osteoporosis- Pharmacy Technician

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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.1 There is a growing need for health care providers to screen, educate, and intervene.
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Course Information

Target Audience

Tech Drug Therapy

Author

Marissa Salvo
PharmD, BCACP
Christina G. Rivera
PharmD, BCPS
Christina Polomoff
Pharm.D, BCACP, BCG
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

  • Name five drug classes that are indicated for the prevention and/or treatment of osteoporosis; recognize the brand and generic name(s) for the medication(s) in each class.
  • For each medication used to prevent or treat osteoporosis, describe the recommended usual dose and how it should be administered. 
  • List the common side effects, safety concerns, and contraindications for medications used for the treatment of osteoporosis.

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Knowledge
  • CE Broker
    20-878276
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacy Technician : 0798-0000-21-199-H01-T
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.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • 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.