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Practical Strategies for Obesity Management in Primary Care:  An Interactive eMonograph

Practical Strategies for Obesity Management in Primary Care: An Interactive eMonograph

Format

Interactive Monograph

Time to Complete

2 hours

Released

November 27, 2019

Expires

November 27, 2020
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Maximum Credits

2.00 / CNE for Nurse Practitioners and Nurses (including 0.50 pharmacology credits)
2.00 / AAPA Category 1 CME Credits

Accredited Provider



This activity is jointly provided by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, Obesity Medicine Association, Integrated Learning Partners, LLC., and Synergist Medical Communications.

Commercial Supporters

This program is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Program Description

This program will focus on practical strategies that can be implemented in the first year of treatment to successfully assess, diagnose, counsel, and treat patients affected by obesity. The importance of recognizing obesity as a chronic, progressive disease will be highlighted in a section on pathophysiology followed by specific clinical pearls for performing a detailed history and obesity-specific physical exam, counseling on nutrition and physical activity, and prescribing anti-obesity medications. Finally, detailed information on initiating conversations with patients regarding obesity, appropriate patient-centered communication, and assessing readiness will be provided.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants practicing in primary care as well as other healthcare providers interested in the clinical management of overweight and obesity.

Educational Objectives

As a result of participating in the activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Explain obesity as a chronic disease
  • Recognize personal biases and challenges related to effectively managing obesity
  • List the components of a comprehensive work-up for a patient affected by obesity
  • Evaluate patients’ readiness to make lifestyle changes and support them through a behavior change continuum of care
  • Describe ways to counsel or motivate patients regarding the treatment of obesity, including nutrition, physical activity, lifestyle interventions, and, as appropriate, pharmacology
  • Describe the criteria, efficacy, and safety for treatment with FDA-approved anti-obesity medications

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

NPHF has implemented a process to identify and resolve conflicts of interest that may exist which might affect the independence and fair balance of an educational activity. All planning committee members, authors and speakers were required to disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest providing support for this program.

Faculty

Angela Golden, DNP, FAANP
Owner and Nurse Practitioner
NP from Home
Munds Park, AZ

Dr. Golden is on the speakers’ bureau for Novo Nordisk, Salix, and Takeda and is a consultant for Novo Nordisk.

Amy Ingersoll, PA-C, MMS, FOMA
Obesity Medicine Physician Assistant
Ortho Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ

Ms. Ingersoll is a speaker and consultant for Novo Nordisk.

Sean M. Hayes, PsyD
Principal and Clinical Psychologist
Cohaesio Solutions
Montreal, Canada

Dr. Hayes has no potential conflicts of interest.

Accredited Provider Disclosures

Phyllis Zimmer, MN, FNP, FAANP, FAAN
President and Lead Nurse Planner
Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation
Bellevue, WA

Ms. Zimmer has no potential conflicts of interest.

Reviewer Disclosure

Lydia Alexander, MD, FOMA (Reviewer)
Obesity Medicine Physician
Kaiser Permanente Medical Weight Management Group
San Francisco, CA
Trustee
Obesity Medicine Association

Dr. Alexander has no potential conflicts of interest.

Planning Committee Disclosures

All Planning Committee members and partner organizations have no potential conflicts of interest.

Meghan Brenner, MA
Education Programs Manager
Obesity Medicine Association
Denver, CO

Stephanie Breslan, MS
President
Synergist Medical Communications
Fishers, IN

Sherlyn Celone-Arnold, MS
Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer
Integrated Learning Partners
Westport, CT

David J. DePalma, PhD
Sr. Creative Change Specialist
Integrated Learning Partners
Westport, CT

Claudia Randall, MBA
Executive Director
Obesity Medicine Association
Denver, CO

Timothy Rasmussen, MA
Education Programs Manager
Obesity Medicine Association
Denver, CO

Phyllis Zimmer, MN, FNP, FAANP, FAAN
President and Lead Nurse Planner
Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation
Bellevue, WA

Credit

2.00

Type

CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This activity provides 2.00 contact hours (including 0.50 hours of pharmacology credit).

Credit

2.00

Type

AAPA Category I CME credit

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid for one year from 11/27/19. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period November 27, 2019 through November 27, 2020 participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.

If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the evaluation, and received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

This podcast is a downloadable MP3 audio file. You can play the file whenever you like from your hard drive, or transfer it to an iPod, smartphone, or other portable audio player and listen at your convenience. You will need a device with speakers to listen to this audio file.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation at accounts@nphealthcarefoundation.org.

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback.
  • PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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