Visit me.aapmr.org to access and purchase the new Bone Health Self-Assessment Examination for Practitioners (SAE-P). Worth up to 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, this SAE-P includes 28 questions covering 9 articles about bone health. Key takeaways from this resource include:
- How to distinguish between osteoporotic and malignant vertebral fractures
- How evaluation of bone health can identify children and adolescents who may benefit from interventions to decrease their elevated risk of a clinically significant fracture.
- Understand the benefits of, and when to perform a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)
- Understand how DXA results will influence pediatric patient management to elevated risks of a clinically significant fracture
- Understand how central nervous system (CNS) injury (spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, brain tumor) increases risk for osteoporosis
- How to manage/treat osteoporosis in CNS injury
- Know best practices for treating osteoporosis in children with cerebral palsy
- Recognize health risks associated with post-polio syndrome, including the implications for appropriate diagnosis of osteoporosis and osteopenia among those with asymmetric lower limb weakness
- Be familiar with the pathophysiology, clinical considerations, and relevant experimental findings with regard to individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI)
- Be familiar with the mechanism of action, restrictions, precautions, and efficacy of nonpharmacologic management of osteoporosis.
Fellow and Associate members received a coupon for one complimentary SAE-P, upon membership renewal. If you haven't used it yet, you can find it on the left-hand side of your profile, once you've logged in to me.aapmr.org