Morbid Obesity and Protein-Calorie Malnutrition: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Identification, Management and Documentation

Activity description

Individuals who are obese, compared to those with a healthy weight, are at increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions. Malnutrition is associated with increased mortality risk, and 71% of older individuals with acute hospitalizations are at nutritional risk or malnourished. This activity will discuss various screening methods using diagnostic tools for morbid obesity and protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM) in older adults.

Provided By
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by OptumCare.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, coders and other health care professionals interested in the care of individuals with morbid obesity and PMC.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify common criteria for morbid obesity and PCM diagnoses.
  • Use diagnostic tools to identify morbid obesity and PCM.
  • Diagnose and code morbid obesity and PCM.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPC
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
Activity opens: 
06/09/2020
Activity expires: 
05/18/2023
Rating: 
0

Presenter
Cora Dziuk, NPCora Dziuk, MSN, APRN, NP-C
Associate Director of Clinical Quality
OptumCare, Education Solutions
Falls City, TX

About the presenter
Cora Dziuk, MSN, APRN, NP-C completed her undergraduate and Master’s degrees at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. Ms. Dziuk is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Texas Nurse Practitioners Association. 

Planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those involved in the development of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.

The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation Statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education 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 health care team.

Credit Designation Statements
Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Physicians
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

AAPC-Certified Coders
This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEU. Can be used for Core A, CANPC and CHONC with successful completion of post-test for continuing education units.

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPC
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
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