Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment
by Instructor: Nancy J Gustafson Luthi, MS, RD, LD, FADA, ELS

$50.00

i 3.50 CEH

Course Overview

Revised April 2010. Nutrition professionals must understand this disease to advise their clients on lifestyle and diet for prevention. New author Nancy Gustafson has updated all sections of this course to reflect current research and standards of practice. Includes chapters on bone physiology, risk factors, preventive exercise, supplementation, hormone replacement therapy.

About the Course Author

Nancy Gustafson, RD, MS, FADA, has held positions in clinical, academic and government settings. Nancy J Gustafson Luthi, MS, RD, LD, FADA, ELS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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    Relias LLC is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 3.5 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity. This activity is approved for 3.5 contact hours.
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    10.00HOURS

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Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-AT118-16
  • Hours:

    3.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    "Discuss appropriate interventions for eating disordered individuals or women presenting with the ""female athlete triad"""; Discuss dietary options to maximize bone health in special populations such as vegetarians, persons who are lactose-intolerant or who are unable to consume dairy products as a source of calcium; Discuss the considerations for safe exercise in persons with established osteoporosis and comorbidities; Discuss the implications of various types of physical activity/sports relative to bone density; Discuss the reasons for osteoporosis prevention intervention; Explain the connection between hormonal status and osteoporosis; Explain the criteria for determining osteopenia and osteoporosis; Explain the process of bone remodeling as it relates to bone accrual and bone loss throughout the life stages; Explain the results of bone density tests and the implications for lifestyle changes; Explain the risk factors for fracture besides low bone density; Explain why the incidence of osteoporosis is higher in women than in men, in some ethnic populations and for certain body types; Formulate an action plan for prevention of osteoporosis including reduction of risk factors, diet, physical activity, and possible prophylactic\nmedications; List environmental changes that can be made to reduce the risk of falls leading to fracture; List the non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors for low bone density; Suggest alternative steps that can be taken to protect bone in postmenopausal women when hormone replacement therapy is not an option; Understand the current treatment modalities for osteoporosis, including diet, medications, and physical activity; Understand the difference between trabecular and cortical bone and the relationship of each to fracture risk.; Understand the main components of an effective program of physical activity to prevent falls; Understand when bone density testing is appropriate, the options for testing currently available, and the rationale used for each type of test
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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