Obesity in America

$46.99

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.

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Course Objectives

  1. Describe the prevalence and impact of overweight and obesity in U.S. adults, children, and adolescents.
  2. Examine the pathogenesis and etiology of overweight and obesity.
  3. Discuss the comorbidities and consequences of obesity.
  4. Explain the psychosocial effects of stigma and weight bias.
  5. Describe components of assessment for overweight or obesity.
  6. Summarize strategies for management and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults, children, and adolescents.
  7. Discuss considerations in caring for the bariatric patient.
  8. Outline ways to prevent overweight and obesity in all age groups.

Accreditation/Approval Information

Nursing

Comprehensive course on obesity and overweight in children, adolescents, and adults. Covers prevalence, pathogenesis, comorbidities, and consequences of the disease. Learn about the psychosocial effects of stigma and weight bias, components of assessment, management, treatment, and prevention.

  • 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.
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300.
  • Nurse practitioners may apply these contact hours to pharmacy continuing education and prescriptive authorization.

Occupational Therapy

Comprehensive course on obesity and overweight in children, adolescents, and adults. Covers prevalence, pathogenesis, comorbidities, and consequences of the disease. Learn about the psychosocial effects of stigma and weight bias, components of assessment, management, treatment, and prevention.

  • Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Provider #3313. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Courses offered by AOTA approved providers are accepted by the NBCOT Certification Renewal program.

Physical Therapy

Comprehensive course on obesity and overweight in children, adolescents, and adults. Covers prevalence, pathogenesis, comorbidities, and consequences of the disease. Learn about the psychosocial effects of stigma and weight bias, components of assessment, management, treatment, and prevention.

  • Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is a Continuing Competency Approval Agency recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California.
  • Approval of physical therapy continuing education credit varies by state. Confirm approval with your state’s licensing agency before you take the course for CE credit. See Physical Therapy CE Approval for more information.

Course Information

Contact Hours: 9.00

Course Availability: Expires 2025-06-02

How It Works

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Take the online course at your convenience.

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Fully complete the course to access your certificate.

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