Assessing Fracture Risk is a half-day course designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and radiologic technicians. This is the core group of health professionals involved in the care of patients for whom bone density and bone loss are of concern.
This conference will focus on fracture risk determination. Bone density testing provides a DXA printout. When the DXA is performed correctly, the images and data contained in the printout provide the clinician with a valuable understanding of patient risk for fracture and need for bone treatment. Comparison of serial DXA printouts gives the provider the opportunity to determine treatment success or failure, need for treatment change, or treatment discontinuation. Additionally when treatment failure is suspected based on bone density changes, the question of secondary contributors to bone loss come into question. The estimation of patient risk for fracture is established by using FRAX and the T-scores found on the bone density printouts.
More information about course accrediation can be found at https://webapps.uc.edu/conferencing/Details.aspx?ConferenceID=370.