APNA's definition of primary health care nursing covers health, scope of practice, primary health care, roles and settings. We also explore general practice nursing and Phillips et al. six roles of the general practice nurse.
A Nurse-led Approach to Osteoporosis Management - Jane Bollen
Osteoporosis affects more than half of the population over 50; less than one in four are offered screening and the majority of people find out they have it after they have experienced an osteoporotic fracture. Early intervention and appropriate lifestyle changes (and treatment where appropriate) can make a meaningful difference for people and reduce the risk of a first, or second fracture.
This will be an interactive workshop focusing on:
-Osteoporosis as a disease state in primary care, which can be identified and managed
-Osteoporosis as a chronic disease which can be identified and managed in primary care
-Practical solutions which a busy practice can implement to make a difference for patients
The purpose of the session is to provide delegates with insights into the small but meaningful changes that can be made in a primary care centre with multiple priorities and issues to make changes to the way chronic diseases are identified, recalled and managed.