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Falls prevention and osteoporosis

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Welcome

This module looks at how community pharmacists and their teams can contribute to falls prevention and the management of osteoporosis.

 

Don't forget to complete your personal learning record at the end of this module

 

Goal

To review the prevention of falls in older people and the therapeutic management of osteoporosis.

Objectives

After completing this module you should:

  • Be aware of current treatments for osteoporosis and the medicine groups that are implicated in falls
  • Understand the evidence in support of exercise as an intervention to prevent falls and fractures
  • Be aware of the role community pharmacy can play in preventing falls and fractures.

Contributing author:

Andrea Tarr, BPharm, MSc, MRPharmS, clinical and medical writer.

 

How to use this module

You can test your existing understanding of this topic by completing the initial pre-test. Then work through the module before taking the post-test to see if your knowledge has improved.

Record your learning and how you applied it in practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

 

Working in association with the RPS Faculty

Pharmacy Magazine’s CPD modules are an important part of advancing your professional development, providing you with essential knowledge and skills. They can be considered alongside other activities for inclusion in your RPS Faculty portfolio.

The RPS Faculty is a professional recognition programme for all pharmacists in all sectors at all stages of their career and involves assessment of a practice-based portfolio that recognises your professional development. This allows you to demonstrate to others your level of attainment and stage of advanced practice.

It also helps you identify what you need to know at different stages of your career. Start your Faculty journey by accessing the portfolio and tools at www.rpharms.com/Faculty.

 

Download

Click here to download a PDF of the module as it appeared in print. You can still use your online learning log to record your learning outcomes and impact on your practice.



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