Join our webinar: The Role of Nurses as FLS Coordinators

Attend the December 12th Capture the Fracture webinar and Learn how nurses contribute as coordinators of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) – with Josee Delisle (Canada).

Fragility fractures due to osteoporosis occur in a substantial proportion of post-menopausal women and elderly men. It is a major public health concern affecting millions worldwide, decreasing patient quality of life, and increasing economic costs.

As the first fracture is a strong risk factor for secondary fractures,  early and accurate diagnosis, and treatment initiation in these high-risk patients is crucial for management of osteoporosis.

Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) have been proposed as the clinically and cost- effective solution to fill the gap in secondary prevention.

In a coordinator-based FLS center, the coordinator, often a nurse, acts as the central player in building the link between the patient, orthopedist, radiologist and primary care physician. By supporting the identification, investigation, treatment initiation and follow up of patients, coordinators are instrumental in closing the care gap.  They pave the way for health care providers to effectively manage patients that are at high risk of experiencing another fracture.

Furthermore, nurses are in unique and pivotal positions as care providers who are responsible for building rapport with patients (and their families) to improve their daily lives.

We invite you to attend this webinar to learn about the crucial need for nurses as coordinators of FLS, and their role in managing patients with high risk of fragility fractures.

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The key objectives of this webinar are:

  • to provide an overview of the fragility fracture care gap
  • to outline different Fracture Liaison Services
  • to describe the role of an FLS coordinator within an FLS (dedicated coordinator vs standardized order sets)
  • to outline some of the challenges of an FLS, and propose solutions
  • to emphasize FLS as the effective solution to prevent secondary fractures, while highlighting the Capture the Fracture program