The USBJI released the upgraded editions of its public/patient education programs Experts in Arthritis
on how to manage your arthritis, and Fit to a T
, on fracture prevention, bone health and osteoporosis last year.
The Presentation Guide, and Slide Set for both Fit to a T
and Experts in Arthritis
have been translated into Spanish. We would like to thank Katiuska Peppard, BSN, RN, CMSRN for translating our programs.
Experts in Arthritis
, which provides guidance to people with arthritis and those who care about them, has a new look and feel, with enhanced content on managing pain and fatigue. Designed to encourage discussion between expert presenters and participants, there is greater focus on addressing the most common concerns of people with arthritis and maximizing retention of the educational messages. Experts in Arthritis
has always primarily been designed for presentation at live community gatherings. Due to COVID-19 Experts in Arthritis
is offered with video conference presentations, led by a local expert on arthritis, so community centers, senior centers and other organizations can continue to offer this important education activity to their members while at home. Some of the messages are particularly relevant at this time, as people are confined and unable to exercise and move around as freely as they would be normally.
Experts in Arthritis
and accompanying materials are provided at no cost, and come with a ready-made slide set, Presentation Guide, handouts, and logistical support.
The recorded presentation
is offered at www.ControlArthritis.org
, presented by Dr. Linda Ehrlich-Jones.
Fit to a T
, a public/patient education program, presents the necessary steps to understanding why bones break suddenly and apparently without warning, and how to prevent such events which can cause people, particularly older people, to lose their independence.
The incidence of these fractures in the US was declining, but in recent years this improvement has reversed. Covering bone health throughout the lifespan, the new version of Fit to a T
focuses especially on those at highest risk of a fracture, and how to prevent these from occurring. The presentation covers the basics of bone health and how bone quality can deteriorate as people age, or at any age due to other health factors. It covers racial and ethnic differences. It covers the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis, and fall prevention, a leading cause of fractures.
Designed to encourage greater discussion between healthcare professional presenters and participants, there is greater focus on addressing the major concerns of participants and maximizing retention of the educational messages. Fit to a T
also was primarily designed for presentation at live community gatherings, but due to COVID-19 Fit to a T is also
being offered via video conference, led by a local expert on bone health, so those who are effected can still benefit from this important educational program. Some of the messages are particularly relevant at this time, as people are confined and unable to exercise and move around as freely as they would be normally.
Fit to a T
and accompanying materials are provided at no cost, and comes with a ready-made slide set, Presentation Guide, handouts, and logistical support.
A recorded presentation
is offered at www.fit2t.org
, presented by Catherine Sweeney, PA-C, CCD.