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Upcoming Sessions       

Clinical Application of the Long-Term Care Fracture Prevention Recommendations for Frail Older Adults

Credits

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+® credit.

FEE: There is no cost to attend this program. 

This program is a partnership between the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy.

Frail older adults at high risk for fracture in long-term care (LTC) face multiple challenges. While there are many interventions intended to reduce fracture risk, such as osteoporosis therapy, calcium and vitamin D supplementation, falls prevention and exercise prescription, these are not used consistently in long-term care.

This program aims to address existing care gaps by illustrating the application of pharmacological and non-pharmacological fracture prevention recommendations with frail older adults in LTC. The program will also identify barriers and enablers to implement the recommendations (based on previous studies) and will provide examples of how to implement these based on research approaches that have been previously implemented and evaluated in the long-term care setting. This program will present a comprehensive approach to identify fracture risk and deliver non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapies to reduce immobility, pain and transfers to hospitals while improving the quality of life of residents in LTC. 

Learning Objectives

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  1. Apply the LTC Fracture Prevention guideline recommendations.
  2. Recognize challenges and barriers to implement the recommendations and use enablers.
  3. Manage fracture prevention in high-risk patients with multiple chronic conditions.

 

Thank you for your interest.  Currently, this program is not available by request.