Improving Outcomes in Obesity Management

Course #OB02242010

Total Course Available CE Credits: 5.3 (all modules)

Course Director:

Ann K. Cashion, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Chair
Acute and Chronic Care Department
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Description: Obesity was classified as a disease by the American Medical Association in 2013, and indeed it has become an epidemic in the United States, with nearly 36 percent of Americans diagnosed as being obese, according to the CDC. This course will explore the shift from a disease-centered paradigm to a patient-centered approach as it guides CMs on how to help obesity patients set goals—and keep them—in terms of long-term weight loss and healthy weight maintenance. Over four modules it details the prevalence and pathology of obesity, and the most effective assessments, interventions and care planning.

Business goals: Completing the course will help your organization:
» Improve team performance in obesity patient assessments and risk appraisals by 40 percent
» Improve team performance in patient advocacy on nutritional and physical activities by 40 percent
» Improve team performance in patient referrals to support sources for achieving goal weight by 40 percent

Course Modules

Module A: Prevalence and Pathophysiology of Obesity

Module B: Assessments and Complications of Obesity

Module C: Treatments and Interventions in Obesity Care

Module D: Non-The Case Manager’s Role in Obesity Care