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 U.S. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe six major contributing factors for obesity in adults
- Provide 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
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians and respiratory therapists .
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.