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Adult Obesity in the United States - PT601

Adult Obesity in the United States

A Growing Epidemic

by Cathy S. Birn, MA, RN, CGRN, CNOR
PT601
(4.4 / 1517 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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Summary:

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 module introduces healthcare professionals to the epidemic that obesity has become, reviews current treatments and plans of care, and discusses the psychosocial impact that being obese has upon the individual and society.

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 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.

Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists.
 
Physical therapists: 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 or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com/ and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 11/16/2018 to 6/11/2019.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 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.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
The OH PT Association (approval no. 18S7443 for 05/14/18 to 05/14/19).
 
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-539142 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 2016-866 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
 
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 05/21/13 to 07/31/14.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 8/9/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/1/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/1/2019

 

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

For Florida professionals:

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Martin Q - Cudjoe Key, FL  ·  Feb 11, 2019
Clear practical info
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Lindsey M - CLEARWATER, FL  ·  Feb 02, 2019
Interesting facts on how prevalent a problem obesity is
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Ruth L - Mount Laurel , NJ  ·  Jan 31, 2019
broad over view of a serious subject matter
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CHINOMNSO O - WESLEY CHAPEL, FL  ·  Jan 29, 2019
Good course, will recommend
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Dolores A - Durham, NC  ·  Jan 28, 2019
Excellent:very informational
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