Obesity in America: Management and Treatment in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

CE Credits Hours: 9.00

$47.00

Course Objectives

 Upon completion of this course, you will have increased your knowledge about obesity, including its prevalence, consequences, contributing factors, interventions, and approaches to prevention and treatment. Specific learning objectives to address potential knowledge gaps include:

               Learntastic Describe the prevalence and impact of overweight and obesity in U.S. adults, children, and adolescents.

              Learntastic Examine the pathogenesis and etiology of overweight and obesity.

              Learntastic Discuss the comorbidities and consequences of obesity.

              Learntastic Explain the psychosocial effects of stigma and weight bias.

              Learntastic Describe components of assessment for overweight or obesity.

              Learntastic Summarize strategies for management and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults, children, and adolescents.

              Learntastic Discuss considerations in caring for the bariatric patient.

              Learntastic Outline ways to prevent overweight and obesity in all age groups.

Course Description

The United States is in an obesity epidemic. This course focuses on prevention for overweight and obesity. Often, the disease starts in childhood, continues through adolescence, and remains prevalent in adulthood. This continuing education course highlights the comorbidities and consequences and explains the effects of anti-obesity stigma. Strategize with your patients to prevent, manage, and treat this condition successfully.

Regulations/Board Approvals

Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This course is provided in partnership with Wild Iris Medical
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