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LOCF ECHO Bone Health training for Advoactes 

Osteoporosis is a major public health concern, with 200 million individuals worldwide. The burden of osteoporotic fractures is high.

Despite the availability of treatments proven to reduce fracture risk and accumulating evidence that osteoporosis treatment can prolong life, osteoporosis remains underdiagnosed and undertreated, with only about 20% of patients with hip fracture treated to reduce the risk of future fracture.

The LOCF ECHO Bone Health TeleECHO for Advocates consists of twice monthly 30 minute sessions, each having 20 minutes of interactive case-based learning and 10 minutes of presentation.

The LOC clinicians (including physical therapy, nutrition, pharmacy, and psychology) and other specialists having expertise in different aspects in the care of osteoporosis, gout, osteoarthritis and other bone conditions.

Objectives: Participants of LOC Foundation ECHO to

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of common bone disorders
  2. Assess fracture risk with available validated clinical tools
  3. Evaluate for factors contributing to skeletal fragility
  4. Recognise quality in bone density testing acquisition, analysis, and reporting
  5. Use current clinical practice guidelines in managing patients with bone disorders
  6. Communicate the balance of benefits and risks with various treatments
  7. Individualise treatment decisions through shared decision making
  8. Monitor bone health therapy for adherence, tolerance, and effectiveness
  9. Implement systematic strategies for secondary fracture prevention (fracture liaison services)

 

LOCF ECHO Collaborative Advcate agreement

Programme consist of rolling short lectures on variety of topics and case based discussions, on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month starting at 6.30 – 7 pm; participants can attend but majority will be offered opportunity to video-con.

 

In 2016

The Pilot event is in November

November 7th and 21st

December 5th and 19th

 

In 2017

January 2nd (Bank Holiday, no meeting) and 16th

February 6th and 20th

March 6th and 20th

April 3rd and 17th

May 1st and 15th

June 5th and 19th

July 3rd and 17th

August 7th and 21st

September 4th and 18th

 October 2nd and 16th