Weight-Loss Medications
by Instructor: Katy Ann MacQueen, MS, RD, LDN
Credentialed for: Nutrition/Dietitian CEU | ContinuingEducation.com

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Diets fail, and many people trying to diet end up feeling like failures. With more than one-third of Americans considered obese and one-third overweight, there have to be other options for weight loss. Physical activity, diet modifications (such as reducing energy intake), and positive behavior changes are recognized methods for weight control, but don‘t seem to make a dent in the obesity epidemic. To reduce the crippling effects of the obesity epidemic on individuals and the nation as a whole, pharmacotherapy may be used as a supplement to nutrition and physical activity counseling and lifestyle management. There are now five FDA-approved medications for chronic weight management, and several others are approved for short-term use. Weight-loss medications continue to be controversial, making a risk-benefit analysis key before implementing this type of weight-loss intervention.

About the Course Author

Katy MacQueen Hartman, MS, RD, LDN, is a senior bariatric dietitian at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass. She obtained the level 1 certificate of training in adult weight management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2014. She volunteers for the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, the Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Obesity Surgery, a peer-reviewed medical journal. Katy Ann MacQueen, MS, RD, LDN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

    2.00HOURS

    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    2.00HOURS

    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 2.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
  • American Council on Exercise

    0.10HOURS

    OnCourse Learning is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Specialist (Provider #250164). This course is approved for .0.1 ACE CEC (course approval #250164.


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-AT178
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss the pros and cons of the use of prescription drugs in the treatment of obesity; Identify appropriate candidates for weight-loss drugs as part of a interprofessional team ; List FDA-approved weight-loss medications and explain the pharmacological effects each has in the body
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Dietitians; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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