Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention and Management
Osteoporosis makes the bones fragile and more likely to break. Robust management and fracture prevention strategies are key to improving the quality of life of those with the condition, as well as reducing health and social care costs. Our Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention and Management course provides essential knowledge and skills.
One in two women and one in five men are at risk of osteoporosis. When bones are fragile, fractures can occur in any part of the body, but fractures are most common in the wrist, spine and hip. The risk of hip fracture from a fall increases after age 70 or 80.
Aims and objectives
The aim of the course is to provide delegates with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to provide a quality osteoporosis and fracture prevention and management service.
Intended learning outcomes
- Examine national quality standards.
- Analyse the impact of fractures on the individual.
- Identify osteoporosis risk factors.
- Identify individuals at risk of osteoporosis and fractures and complete assessments.
- Examine treatment for osteoporosis and discuss compliance.
- Discuss referral process for people at risk of osteoporosis and fractures.
This training is designed for individuals and organisations who provide services for older people. It is suitable for:
- Health professionals
- Care home staff
- Social care staff
- Other statutory and private/ voluntary organisations.
No specific pre-requisites required.