Getting those skeletons out of the closet

A review of the literature

The lecture duration is 39min.

0.75 CPD Points, 0.75 CEUs, 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Accredited by CPDUK, CBRN and EB Medicine.

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Dr Priya Nair
Senior Specialist and Director of Intensive Care at St. Vincent’s Health Network, Sydney
Lecture Summary

Bone loss is an under-recognised sequela of critical illness and its consequences are underappreciated. Apart from fragility fractures in the months following ICU discharge with the associated morbidity and mortality, acute bone loss may contribute to and perpetuate organ dysfunction in critical illness. This talk will explore these concepts, summarise the available literature and discuss ways in which bone loss and its effects might be mitigated. This is an exciting field for future research in times where the focus is to enable our patients to thrive, not just survive their critical illness.

Target Audience

Critical Care Doctors
Experienced Critical Care Nurses

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Understand the role of the skeletal system in relation to critical illness and multi-organ dysfunction
  • Appreciate the significance of hyper-resorptive bone loss during critical illness and the longer-term consequences of this
  • Know about the potential strategies to recognise and mitigate bone loss
  • Acquire a brief knowledge of the pharmacology of drugs used to prevent bone loss

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

EB Medicine designates this internet-enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

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Earning Credit

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