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Game Changers in Surgery - June 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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3 4 • S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 1 8 IDENTIFY HER RISK FACTOR Fractures are the most frequent and serious complication of osteoporosis. They can cause reduced quality of life and independence, and higher mortality rates. Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are the most common osteoporotic fracture. EARN CME CREDIT. HELP YOUR PATIENTS WITH OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURES. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) offers accredited online educational modules to help you: Understand the significant impact of VCFs on patients and society Evaluate a patient with a suspected VCF Counsel patients on treatment options Discuss potential risks and benefits of vertebral augmentation procedures Refer patients for intervention when appropriate Implement appropriate treatment REGISTER. LEARN. ACHIEVE. FOR FREE. 1. Register for the Vertebral Compression Fracture Bundle CME modules: Link to:https://cme.nof.org/Activity/5337100/Detail.aspx and click on the SELECT button at the upper right OR Visit cme.nof.org and search for VCF using the search field. On the new page, click on the SELECT button at the upper right. 2. Follow prompts to register. 3. Use code VCFFY18 to waive the registration fee. 4. Proceed with the CME modules. There are financial and quality benefits to implementing a fracture liaison service in your institution. Visit nof.org and search fracture liaison. Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation's leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. NOF offers the following publications and services: Health information for individuals, Free osteoporosis support groups; Free online osteoporosis community; Materials for community events and health fairs in the NOF Store; Exercise video/DVD; Health professional memberships and other resources and continuing education for health professionals. Therapy is not for everyone. Please see the package insert for the complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, and other important medical information. A Medtronic grant provided financial support for the development of module content. Any waived or reduced registration fees are provided by NOF, in its sole discretion, and without financial support from Medtronic. UC201800246 EN PMD019461-1.0

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