Bulimia Nervosa - 0513-0000-16-071-H04-T

Bulimia Nervosa

Management of a Serious Eating Disorder

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD and Stephanie N. Alvarez, PharmD
0513-0000-16-071-H04-T
(4.6 / 886 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (1.00 Contact Hr)

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Summary:

Bulimia nervosa is a relatively common eating disorder in Western society. This eating disorder is defined by criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, as lack of control over eating, eating more than most would eat at a given time, and recurrent/inappropriate methods used to prevent weight gain. Recurrent episodes of binge eating are associated with emotional distress, depression, mental anguish and a sense of loss of control, and the need to get rid of the excess calories consumed during eating binges. The compensatory behavior to get rid of the excess calories may involve abusing laxatives, self-induced vomiting, intense exercise that is joyless, abuse of diuretics, use of appetite suppressant or use of medications to speed up metabolism. Treatments include cognitive behavioral psychotherapy as well as antidepressants; however, relapse is common.

Objectives:

The goal of this bulimia nervosa continuing education program is to provide pharmacists, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, health educators, and physicians with knowledge about the clinical aspects of managing patients with bulimia nervosa. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify physical and emotional signs and symptoms of eating disorders, specifically bulimia nervosa
  • Discuss the complications of bulimia nervosa
  • Describe pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management strategies for patients with bulimia nervosa
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, pharmacy techs, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, health educators, and physicians.
 
Pharmacy techs: 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.
 
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
 
Type of Activity: Knowledge
 
Initial Release Date: 10/05/2016; Planned Expiration Date: 10/05/2019

Course Originally Released on: 8/6/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/9/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/5/2019

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

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

 

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Claire S - Mesa, AZ  ·  May 13, 2019
The content was appropriate for the material presented.
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Asia R - antioch, CA  ·  May 12, 2019
Course was straight forward and simple. Not long like other courses I've had to take. I would recommend
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PATRICIA B - Olathe, KS  ·  May 01, 2019
Very informative and clear information.
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Angela W - New Knoxville, OH  ·  Apr 30, 2019
Very informative information. Information was put in in a way that I could understand
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DENISE L - Richboro, PA  ·  Apr 24, 2019
INFORMATIVE, WELL PRESENTED
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ONLINE
Price: $15.00
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