UW School of Nursing
May 13, 2022
Adult/Geriatric Drug Therapy 2019 | Osteoporosis Treatment Pearls
Adult/Geriatric Drug Therapy 2019
Snap, Crackle, Pop! Osteoporosis Treatment Pearls
Sue Williams-Judge, RN, MN, ARNP, CCD
Rheumatology ARNP, Fragility Fracture Liaison Coordinator Strong Bones Program, UWMC/Northwest Hospital Campus, Seattle Arthritis Clinic, Seattle
Advanced practice nurse practitioners, especially adult, geriatric and family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module, participants will be better able to:
- Define the mechanism of action of the four main osteoporosis medications.
- Explain how treatment paradigms can decrease fracture risk.
- State the role of calcium and vitamin D in keeping bones healthy.