Adult Obesity in the United States: A Growing Epidemic - AT601

Adult Obesity in the United States: A Growing Epidemic

by Cathy S. Birn, MA, RN, CGRN, CNOR
AT601
(4.5 / 485 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Athletic Training (1.00 hours)

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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 course introduces healthcare professionals to the epidemic that obesity has become, reviews current treatments and plans of care, and discusses the psychosocial effects of obesity on individuals 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 United States. After studying the information presented here, learners will be able to:
  • Describe six major contributing factors for obesity in adults.
  • Discuss 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.
 
Athletic trainers: 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. 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 recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers (provider #P1000). This program has been approved for a maximum of 1 hour of Category A continuing education. Difficulty level: essential
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Athletic Training (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 8/9/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/20/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/20/2022

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.

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Amanda W - Charlottesville, VA  ·  Dec 11, 2019
I do not have anything to add
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Alexandra B - Lodi, OH  ·  Dec 11, 2019
this course was great and very informing on weight loss surgery
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ADAM B - WEST DES MOINES, IA  ·  Dec 01, 2019
good discussion on prevalence of disease.
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Lisa F - Oregon, WI  ·  Oct 29, 2019
Very informative with given updated numbers about the epidemic.
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Becky C - Oregon City, OR  ·  Sep 16, 2019
informative regarding meds and surgery not just diet and exercise
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