Amanda McKee, FNP is a skilled Family Nurse Practitioner that graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Master’s of Science in Nursing degree and board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her clinical focus lies in Orthopaedics, but is not limited to Osteoporosis (detection, prevention, and treatment). She is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD™®) as designated by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) - a professional certification in the field of bone densitometry. ISCD recognizes medical practitioners who meet specified knowledge requirements measured through a standardized testing process.
Amanda achieved the designation of Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner - Certified (ONP-C) by the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB). This certification demonstrates that she is committed to lifelong learning and a high level of knowledge that contributes to effective patient care and safety, as well as being specifically trained in Orthopaedics.
Amanda has participated in the required activities needed to complete the Fracture Liaison Service Certificate. A Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) is a coordinated model of care which aims to ensure that fracture risk assessment and treatment where appropriate is delivered to all patients with fragility fractures. An FLS, made up of a committee team of stakeholders, employs a dedicated coordinator to act as the link among the patient and the orthopaedic team, the osteoporosis and falls prevention services and the primary care provider.
Amanda belongs to many pertinent and professional organizations, such as: Association of Peri-operative Room Nurses (AORN), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), ISAPN (Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing (ISAPN), National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON), International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD), Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) and National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). She is also member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, McKendree College Nursing Honor Society, and the Honor Society of Phi Theta Kappa.
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Osteoporosis is a common bone disease characterized by low bone mass and thinning of bone tissue. It is also known as the "bone thinning" disease. This condition leads to the bones becoming more fragile and thus, more likely to fracture. Osteoporsis was once thought to be an inevitable result of getting old. However, it is now recognized as a treatable disease that can often be prevented.
The Osteoporosis Clinic at the Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois was developed to help prevent and treat osteoporosis through education, clinical care, nutrition, physical therapy and medication. Our approach includes a thorough health assessment, screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Our primary goal is to prevent fractures by stopping or slowing bone loss, maintaining bone strength and eliminating factors that contribute to falls.
Professional Societies and Associations
Board Certified, American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner
Board Certified, Clinical Densitometrist (CCD™®)
Board Certified, Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner (ONP-C)
Cerified, Fracture Liaison Service (FLS)
Member, International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)
Member, Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB)
Member, National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
Member, Association of Peri-operative Room Nurses (AORN)
Member, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Member, Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing (ISAPN)
Member, National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON)
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Member, McKendree College Nursing Honor Society
Member, Honor Society of Phi Theta Kappa
Rome School Board Member
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse with Advanced academic and clinical experience who works in collaboration with a physician and other healthcare professionals to provide medical care to patients. Nurse Practitioners have the ability to diagnose and manage most common and many chronic illnesses. Functions may include assessing and diagnosing, conducting physical examinations, monitoring patient's status, ordering appropriate diagnostic and lab tests, prescribing pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. Nurse Practitioners focus largely on health promotion and illness prevention. Teaching and counseling individuals and families are a major part of their activities.