Adult Obesity in the United States: A Growing Epidemic - CHES601

Adult Obesity in the United States: A Growing Epidemic

by Cathy S. Birn, MA, RN, CGRN, CNOR
CHES601
(4.5 / 420 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

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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.
 
Health educators: 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.
 
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

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.

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

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Tracy S - Marietta, GA  ·  Mar 15, 2020
Since it is such a short course with only a 10 question exam, one should ensure the available options for answers are correct.
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Peggy L - Ft Myers, FL  ·  Feb 27, 2020
Excellent for everyone
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DEBORAH M - Toms River, NJ  ·  Feb 07, 2020
Obesity has become a big problem in the United States. As a care manager we work with a lot of these members who need direction with obesity which effects their health.
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Christian W - College Station, TX  ·  Jan 20, 2020
Informative course but does need some updates.
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Tanya K - Norwalk, CT  ·  Jan 12, 2020
Great refresher on obesity in the US and the therapies to treat it.
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