More than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight, and of those, one-third are obese. Shockingly, about one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered overweight or obese, and of those, more than 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered obese. Weight loss surgery is not necessarily considered experimental or cosmetic; the NIH suggests consideration of surgical weight loss procedures for clinically severe obese individuals (BMI > 40 kg/m2), and those with a BMI greater than 35 kg/m2 who have certain medical conditions. This activity will provide an overview of the available surgical options and of the care of patients who have had bariatric surgery.
The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses, physical therapists and athletic trainers with an overview of the care of patients who have had bariatric surgery. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Differentiate between surgical options available for severely obese individuals
- Identify psychosocial and quality-of-life issues impacting patients before and after bariatric surgery
- List metabolic and physiological considerations nurses must be aware of when caring for patients after bariatric surgery
Gannett Education is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from October 21, 2009 to October 20, 2015.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
As of 4/5/10, Gannett Education is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 10S0417 for 3/15/10 to 3/15/11; 11S0685 for 03/16/11 to 03/16/12; 12S0659 for 02/13/12 to 02/13/13; 13S0983 for 02/14/13 to 02/14/14).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP100315279, exp. date 12/31/10; CE110017083 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CE120117121 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CE130019640 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021520 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14).
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 3386 for 8/17/10 to 8/16/11, 3931 for 8/17/11 to 8/16/12, 4554 for 08/17/12 to 08/16/13; 5140 for 08/17/13 to 08/16/14) for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement.
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE002197 for 05/28/11 to 12/31/12, PTCE003838 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 290-2010, expiration date 1/31/12; 101-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 09/13/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-3216 for 3/1/2010 to 3/1/2011, 437-3801 for 04/01/11 to 04/01/12; 437-4218 for 04/01/12 to 04/01/13; 437-4818 for 04/01/13 to 04/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
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