Weight Management: Facts Not Fads - OT585

Weight Management: Facts Not Fads

by Katy Ann MacQueen, MS, RD, LDN
OT585
(4.3 / 323 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

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Summary:

Obesity takes an enormous toll on individuals and society. Desperate people will take desperate measures to lose weight. Ever heard of the “21-Day Fix”? The “Acid Alkaline Diet”? “Volumetrics”? “Clean Eating”? “The Whole30 Program”? These are just some of the many diets that Americans are turning to in hopes of losing that extra weight. The reality is most diets fail, especially fad diets. With one-third of American adults and 17% of children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 having obesity, something needs to be done to fix this problem. As healthcare professionals, we encounter patients with overweight and obesity in many settings, and can have a huge impact on this epidemic by understanding the disease and learning what works. Patients who are counseled to lose weight by healthcare professionals are three times more likely to try to lose weight than those who do not receive such counseling.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to empower nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to understand the key concepts and facts about weight management to more effectively counsel their patients to manage their weight. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the prevalence and effects of overweight and obesity in the U.S.
  • Discuss evidence-based methods of weight loss
  • List four traits shared by those who have maintained their weight loss
 

 
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Domain of OT: Performance Patterns
 

Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, and radiologic technologists.
 
Occupational 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 lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 

Course Originally Released on: 1/11/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/23/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/23/2020

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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DIANA P - Birdsboro, PA  ·  Sep 27, 2018
this article was informative about BMI and different options for patients and recommendations
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Mckenzie H - Memphis, TN  ·  Sep 03, 2018
So glad I had the change to take this.
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Devon G - Bartlett , TN  ·  Sep 03, 2018
This was a great course. So helpful.
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Lacey K - Pontotoc, MS  ·  Jul 27, 2018
Found it educational.
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Alison C - Charlotte, NC  ·  May 27, 2018
The exam did not cover the course that was presented. It asked questions not in the course.
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ONLINE
Price: $19.00
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