First-Line Medications for Osteoporosis

First-Line Medications for Osteoporosis

Identification: MSNJ1918
Issue: November-December 2019
Volume: Vol. 28/No. 6
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Osteoporosis affects about 12 million people over age 50 in United States. Medical-surgical nurses are very likely to care for patients who are using first-line treatments for osteoporosis. Nurses should understand the latest evidence regarding these medications, as well as nursing considerations and patient education related to osteoporosis pharmacologic therapy, to ensure quality of care.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to discuss the latest evidence regarding first-line medication treatment for osteoporosis and the implications for nursing care and patient education.

Learning Engagement Activity:

Review the Screening and Diagnosis section of the article. What is the common underlying recommendation for osteoporosis screening?

Contact hours available until 12/31/21.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, AMSN Education Director.



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First-Line Medications for Osteoporosis

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Floremil Aruejo
12/24/19 11:50 am

Very informative

Mary Pries
1/3/20 2:36 pm

good article informative

Nicole Jones
1/19/20 7:07 pm

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John Galloway
2/10/20 10:54 am

Updated patient teaching information was very informative.

Marissa Martino
2/11/20 7:46 pm

very informative

Ha Le
2/20/20 11:28 am

I learnt that Fosamax can cause pain years after taken the med. Good to know.

Erika Rascon
3/2/20 1:00 pm

Very good resource,especially for first time dose administration.

Paul DeJohn
3/25/20 12:54 pm

Great resource for this population.

Grace Allen
5/31/20 7:58 pm

Very informative information on osteoporosis medications.

Verne Giordano
7/19/20 10:41 am

Very well written.

Anal Rathod
8/31/20 10:44 pm

Very well written. Patient education plays vital role in taking osteoporosis medications.

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