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Osteoporosis – The Importance of Screening

Osteoporosis – The Importance of Screening

Osteoporosis – The Importance of Screening

Theresa D. Roberts, MHS, RT(R)(MR) & Craig V. Towers, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Theresa D. Roberts, MHS, RT(R)(MR) & Craig V. Towers, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
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Launch date: 06 Oct 2017
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Last updated: 11 Jan 2018

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Description

As the average age of the population increases, metabolic degenerative bone diseases are a major health problem in today’s society. Osteoporosis can decrease a person’s quality of life by producing pain and promoting immobility. With the advancement of diagnostic tools, the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis are now viable options for improving a patient’s overall clinical status. Bone mineral density testing provides a reliable and accurate mechanism for diagnosing and assessing treatment. To better understand osteoporosis, this article will review how bone is created, and will cover the basic structure of bone and what factors increase the risk for developing this disorder.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the basic structure of bone and the cells and hormones involved in bone construction and remodeling.

2. Explain what the risk factors are developing osteoporosis and the impact of this disorder on the healthcare system.

3. Discuss the symptoms seen when osteoporosis occurs, the effectiveness of available diagnostic modalities, and the current potential treatment options.
Theresa D. Roberts, MHS, RT(R)(MR) & Craig V. Towers, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

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Theresa D. Roberts, MHS, RT(R)(MR) & Craig V. Towers, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
on behalf of e-Ed Credits

Theresa D. Roberts, MHS, RT(R)(MR), graduated from Quinnipiac College with a Master in Health Sciences. She is a Registered Radiologic Technologist specializing in magnetic resonance imaging and is employed as the Imaging Systems Manager at Hollywood Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate studies at New Hampshire College receiving a Bachelors of Science in Human Resources. She then attended South Central Community College receiving her Associates of Science in Radiologic Technology. She has 10 years experience as an educator and prior to her management position, held the position of Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences at Quinnipiac College and Miami-Dade Community College.

Dr. Towers is currently Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is still clinically active managing numerous high-risk pregnancies. He is also actively involved in research with over 90 publications in major medical journals. Though his research has spanned many areas in obstetrics, he has primary interests in drugs in pregnancy, infections in pregnancy, fetal heart monitoring, bleeding in pregnancy, and fetal lung maturity.

He has authored a book for consumers regarding the safety of over-the-counter medications that are used in treating the common cold entitled “I’m Pregnant & I Have a Cold – Are Over-the-Counter Drugs Safe to Use?” published by RBC Press, Inc. He is also one of the new Editors of the reference book for clinical care providers entitled “Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation, published by Wolters & Kluwer.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Hours

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