Discover how you can support your patients with obesity through proper weight management and the elimination of weight bias in health care.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is a proud champion of National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) and believes that everyone should have access to health care that is not limited by one’s size, weight or economic status. The fifth annual NOCW continues through September 21 and aims to improve access to comprehensive obesity care.
These courses on obesity and weight management are now available at the AANP CE Center, which has hundreds of courses that are free for AANP members to access.
Introductory Certificate of Obesity Management in Primary Care (Modules 1–7): This seven-module course is designed to provide NPs with the most current, evidence-based information for the patient-centered management of obesity. Focusing on developing expertise and incorporating that knowledge into clinical practice, the course can help you work with patients to achieve and maintain optimal weight, reduce obesity-related complications and improve quality of life. Topics include patient evaluations, lifestyle interventions, pharmacologic treatment, bariatric surgery and much more. Once completed, you will receive an Introductory Certificate of Obesity Management in Primary Care from AANP.
Nutrition: The Function of Food and Its Role in Obesity Management: As an NP, it’s important that you are not only aware of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans but also how different diets and foods can impact the body. This course, which offers 1.25 contact hours of CE, will help you stay updated on new “fad” diets, explore the clinical evidence behind various diets and be able to explain weight loss and weight maintenance fundamentals to your patients.
Reducing Barriers to Treatment—Billing, Bias & Advocacy: When patients face stigmatization from their health care providers, it can lead to patients missing appointments and a lack of adequate care. Learn to recognize and stop weight bias in your practice with this course and gain 1.25 contact hours of CE. This course offers insight on how you can deliver health care with sensitivity and better advocate for the health of those patients with obesity.
Pharmacological Clinician Resources: Explore various pharmacological agents, from Lorcaserin to Phentermine, that can have an affect on appetite, metabolism and energy.
Patient Education Tool: Developed by expert NPs to help you educate your patients who may be overweight or obese, the Let’s Talk: Weight & Your Well-being flipchart can be used to engage in visual teaching and encourage patients’ active participation in their weight management plan. There is also an accompanying patient handout that includes key highlights from the flipchart and dedicated space for the patient’s health plan information and medications.
Obesity Specialty Practice Group (SPG): Consider joining the Obesity SPG, a community dedicated to weight management and the disease of obesity. As a member, you’ll have exclusive access to an online forum, where NPs within the field share insight, documents and important guidelines.
Download the Champion Toolkit, which includes sample social media posts and accompanying graphics, sample newsletter templates and logos.
Cardiometabolic CE at the 2019 AANP Fall Conference
Cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS) is a widely recognized syndrome inclusive of a combination of metabolic dysfunctions, such as insulin resistance, diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension and obesity. Examine the most current evidence, treatment modalities across the spectrum and new developments in disease identification—all on the iconic Las Vegas Strip—at the 2019 AANP Fall Conference!
Sessions include topics such as:
Statin & Non-statin Therapies for the Management of Cholesterol: An Update on the 2018 Guidelines
Addressing Obesity Complications and Obesity Pharmacology
Best Evidence for Intensive Lifestyle Interventions to Treat Obesity
Cardiovascular Risk in the Diabetic Patient
Don’t miss your chance to earn up to 21 hours of CE credit October 10–13 at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino with hundreds of your NP colleagues.