Osteoporosis

Nursing Continuing Education

Osteoporosis Teaching 1495

The patient was instructed in osteoporosis in the significance of creating home safety measures to prevent falls and injuries. The patient was advised to use ambulatory assist devices like cane or walker. The patient was reviewed of the need for sunlight (15 minutes/day) to let beginning of vitamin D. The patient was recommended to use of calcium supplements.

Osteoporosis Teaching 1113

Taught that Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disorder in which there is an imbalance between bone formation and bone re-absorption.

Osteoporosis Teaching 1114

Taught that Osteoporosis results in decreased bone mass and bone density.

Osteoporosis Teaching 1115

Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Osteoporosis, such as: decreased estrogen levels in post-menopausal women.

Osteoporosis Teaching 1116

Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Osteoporosis, such as: advancing age and immobilization or lack of regular exercise, among others.

Osteoporosis Teaching 1117

Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Osteoporosis, such as: alcohol and nicotine abuse (decreases calcium absorption and retention), among others.

Osteoporosis Teaching 1118

Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Osteoporosis, such as: family history of the disease and inadequate dietary intake, among others.

Osteoporosis Teaching 1119

Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Osteoporosis, such as: high intake of caffeine and certain medications, among others.

Osteoporosis Teaching 1120

Instructed on some signs/symptoms of Osteoporosis, such as: curvature of the spine and loss of height, among others.

Osteoporosis Teaching 1121

Instructed on some signs/symptoms of Osteoporosis, such as: backache and frequent fractures, among others.