Duration: CME/CE Points: Faculty:
Contact Hours : 1

Adult Obesity in the United States: A Growing Epidemic Pharmacy is organized by Continuing Education.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation and will be held from Aug 09, 2010 - Dec 31, 2020.

This course has been approved for a maximum of Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Obesity affects the entire scope of a person’s life, including health, social relationships, self-image, and psychological well-being. Obesity rates in the United States remain the highest in the world. Now recognized as a chronic disease that must be managed long term, the American Medical Association has added a new subspecialty to its continuum of care: the obesity medicine physician. As the numbers of obese people in our society rises, the healthcare industry must assimilate this aspect of their treatment and care into daily practice. This course introduces healthcare professionals to the epidemic that obesity has become, reviews current treatments and plans of care, and discusses the psychosocial effects of obesity on individuals and society.

Learning Objectives:
The goal of this program is to familiarize nurses, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists with the growing epidemic of obesity among adults in the United States. After studying the information presented here, learners will be able to:
• Describe six major contributing factors for obesity in adults.
• Discuss patient education on the benefits and adverse effects of three prescription medications for obesity.
• Explain the differences between four surgical approaches to the management of obesity.
Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.

Target Audience

Pharmacy and Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Medicine


Activity Fee : USD $15.00


Pharmacy and Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Medicine

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