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- Treatment to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women with Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis
This CME/CE activity is provided by PRIME Education, Inc. (PRIME®) and is accredited for a multi-disciplinary audience of health care practitioners. This activity is supported by contract number HHSA290201200021I from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. User data collected through this activity will reside on PRIME's educational portal for use by AHRQ.
Summary of AHRQ's Update to the Comparative Effectiveness Review of Treatment to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women with Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis
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Activity DescriptionOsteoporosis is a prevalent systemic skeletal disease of bone deterioration and loss of mass resulting in chronic pain and disability. It is common in postmenopausal women but men are also at risk for bone fractures associated with low bone density. In 2011, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) conducted an updated review on effectiveness and safety of treatments for osteoporosis, including new therapies for the prevention of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in women and men. The review examined factors affecting diagnosis, treatment adherence, and the efficacy and adverse effects of monitoring and long-term treatment. This monograph recaps the key findings from this review, allowing healthcare decisionmakers to gain insight into the efficacy and safety of therapies used to prevent vertebral and non vertebral fractures, as well as the effects of risk factors, adherence, bone density monitoring, and long-term therapy on patient outcomes. In addition, applications to practice of the AHRQ findings are discussed to empower clinicians with the knowledge needed to provide evidence-based care for their patients.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Compare the benefits and harms of treatments for bone fracture reduction, and assess the impact of risk factors in subpopulations on efficacy
- Examine the prevalence rates, barriers to treatment, and consequences of adherence and persistence on efficacy
- Evaluate the effects of bone mineral density monitoring, and long-term therapy on patient outcomes
- Apply the review findings to making effective, patient-centered treatment and management decisions in the prevention of bone fractures
This CME activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and case managers.
Method of Participation
To receive a certificate for this activity, you should:
- Complete the learner assessment pretest
- View the entire activity online
- Complete an online evaluation & post-test
- Print your certificate online
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials, is 1.0 hour.
Term of Approval
June 15, 2012 through September 30, 2013. Original release date: June 15, 2012.
Acknowledgement of Support
There is no fee for this CME/CE activity. This activity is sponsored by PRIME Education, Inc (PRIME®) and funded under contract HHSA290201200021I from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Faculty Biographies and Disclosures
Silvina Levis, MD
Director, Osteoporosis Center
Professor of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Director of Clinical Protocol Development
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Miami VA Medical Center
George Theodore, PhD
Medical Education Researcher
PRIME Education, Inc.
Heidi Wynn Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, CNRN, MSCN
National Clinical Nursing Director
Department of Neurology
Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence, East
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Trinity Nursing Program School of Professional Studies
Trinity Washington University
Clinical Preceptor and Instructor
Advanced Practice Programs
The Catholic University of America School of Nursing
Michele B Kaufman, PharmD, BPharm, RPh
PRN Communications, Inc.
New York Presbyterian - Lower Manhattan Hospital
Touro College of Pharmacy
New York, NY
Richard K Mastrole, MD
Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
Holy Cross Medical Group
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Donna M Chiefari, BSc (Pharm), PharmD, RPh, FASHP
Adjunct Faculty & Preceptor
Albany College of Pharmacy
Kathleen A Jarvis, MS, RN, CCM
Fort Lauderdale, FL
This program is no longer accredited.
|Faculty Name ||Advisory Board||Consultant||Grants / Research||Salary / Contractual||Supported Promotional Education||Stock / Shareholder||Other Financial Support|
|Silvina Levis, MD
|George Theodore, PhD
|Heidi Wynn Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, CNRN, MSCN
|Michele B Kaufman, PharmD, BPharm, RPh
|Richard K Mastrole, MD
|Donna M Chiefari, BSc (Pharm), PharmD, RPh, FASHP
|Kathleen A Jarvis, MS, RN, CCM
|Chris R Prostko, PhD|
Scientific Program Director
|Lynn Goldenberg, RN, BSN|
Director of Accreditation & Compliance
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Clinician & Consumer Summaries on Osteoporotic Fractures
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