eFit – HCP: Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become thin and porous, decreasing bone strength and leading to increased risk of a fracture. Focus should be on prevention of fragility fractures and their negative consequences. Osteoporosis can result in disfigurement, lowered self-esteem, reduction or loss of mobility and decreased independence. (1)

Family Physician Fracture Admission Information (FRAX):
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Reading List: Bone & Joint Health in Later Life
Reading List: Osteoporosis in Older Adults

Patient Education: Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Basics (UpToDate):
Topic Overview

View the CSAH Lesson on Osteoporosis

View CSAH Courses for HCP: Caring for the Older Adult

This series of courses provides a foundation for understanding, recognizing, assessing and managing health care concerns in the older adult.  Each Lesson includes short narrated modules that focus on these four themes.

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We share aging-related courses and archived content offered by other leaders in the field of geriatric care.