Osteoporosis in the Geriatric Patient (Nursing)

Osteoporosis in the Geriatric Patient (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Osteoporosis in the geriatric population is concerning because it’s an additional risk factor for bony fractures. A fracture at an elderly age is problematic because it may lead to surgery and a possible hospital stay, which predisposes the patient to additional risks such as pneumonia and a prolonged recovery.

It’s important to understand the pathophysiology of osteoporosis and how it can be prevented, since that’s where nurses can have a large impact.

In this course, you’ll learn about normal aging of the bones versus osteoporosis, how osteoporosis is prevented and treated, and how transgender people are affected by this condition.

Course Details

  • Videos 16
  • Duration 2:00 h
  • Quiz questions 58
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Osteoporosis in the Geriatric Patient (Nursing)

 Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Dr. Rhonda Lawes is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), and an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing in Oklahoma, USA.
She obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2016.
Due to her achievements, she has earned numerous teaching awards. She teaches nursing students how to use the science of cognitive learning to maximize their study effectiveness.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Lawes is the Director of Nursing Education Programs, and teaches courses on Pharmacology (Nursing), Medical Surgical Nursing and Pathophysiology.

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