What I Learned From Patients About Chronic Conditions: Lessons in Osteoporosis

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Nelson Watts, MD
Physicians: maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Registered Nurses: 0.25 Nursing contact hours
Released: May 24, 2021 Expiration: May 23, 2022

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Implement recently released guideline recommendations for screening for osteoporosis and next steps in management

Acknowledgements

In collaboration with Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
Supported by educational funding provided by
Amgen

Information on this Educational Activity

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:

Faculty

Nelson Watts, MD

Director
Osteoporosis and Bone Health Services
Mercy Health
Cincinnati, Ohio

Nelson Watts, MD, has disclosed that he has received fees for non-CME/CE services from Amgen and Radius.

Staff

Zachary Schwartz, MSc

Scientific Director

Zachary Schwartz, MSc, ELS, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Ruth Cohen Cooper, CHCP

Vice President, Science and Strategy

Ruth Cohen Cooper, CHCP, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Jane Kass-Wolfe, PhD, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC
Jane Kass-Wolfe, PhD, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Carolyn Skowronski, PharmD

Associate Director, Scientific Services

Carolyn Skowronski, PharmD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Megan Cartwright, PhD

Senior Clinical Editor

Megan Cartwright, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Target Audience

This program is intended for primary care providers (MD, DO, and NP) who treat adult women at risk for osteoporosis, including family medicine, internal medicine, and OB/GYN.

Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve the competence of primary care providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and other members of the healthcare team, in screening for, diagnosing, and treating osteoporosis to reduce osteoporotic fractures in high-risk individuals.

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider 

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Credit Designation

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hours.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 0.25 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from May 24, 2021, through May 23, 2022:

1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 100% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

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