Although a formal diagnosis of obesity and appropriate follow-up have been associated with long-term weight loss success, only a little over half of people with obesity receive an obesity diagnosis or discuss weight with their clinicians. Because even modest amounts of weight loss can lead to meaningful health improvements, it is important that primary care providers understand how to discuss obesity and its management with their patients. Using an interactive patient case study, this activity explores current recommendations for obesity diagnosis and management, including behavioral approaches, motivational interviewing, and pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions.
Interactive case study
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Discuss the benefits of weight loss with persons who are candidates for medical management of obesity
- Discuss weight loss goals and treatment options with people who are candidates for medical management of obesity
- Describe the indications, administration, and potential adverse events associated with anti-obesity medications
- Examine approaches for addressing obstacles and adjusting therapy in the long-term management of obesity
NPs and PAs
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Practicing Clinicians Exchange 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.
ANCC Credit Designation
CNE course advisor: Mary Knudtson, DNSc, NP, FAAN, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
Nursing contact hours: 1.00, which includes 1.00 hour of pharmacology credit
Practicing Clinicians Exchange has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until March 30, 2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
PA course advisor: Lawrence Herman, DMSc, MPA, PA-C, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Virginia
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
This activity was developed from a series of programs cosupported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb; Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Eisai; and Novo Nordisk Inc.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.
Practicing Clinicians Exchange gratefully acknowledges the Institute for Medical and Nursing Education (IMNE) for their contribution as an educational partner for this program.
The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Practicing Clinicians Exchange or any educational supporter.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) are required to disclose to the audience all financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PCE policy. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and Planning Committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias and based upon all available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Dr Herman: consultant/speakers bureau: Novo Nordisk.
Dr Still: speakers bureau: Novo Nordisk; consultant: Ethicon Endosurgery, Novo Nordisk.
None of the members of the Planning Committee or PCE staff have any relevant relationships to disclose, except Dr Herman as noted above.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- Read the content in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form
Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 67%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hour.
Release date: March 31, 2021
Expiration date: March 30, 2022
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