Weight-reduction Strategies: When to Use Medical vs. Bariatric Treatments

Activity description 

Considering obesity as a chronic medical disease state helps to frame the concept of using optimal clinical management strategies. This includes the use of medical management or bariatric treatments. This activity will focus on optimal medical management strategies for obesity, including  bariatric surgery as an effective and long-term treatment for individuals with severe or moderate obesity complicated by comorbid conditions that is not responsive to non-surgical approaches. It will also highlight the importance of a multidisciplinary approach when treating obesity and identify ethical concerns in research and medical practices for obesity.

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This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of counselors, social workers, therapists, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and physicians interested in weight-reduction strategies.

Learning Objectives

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

  • State the relationship between obesity and its impact on one’s general health.
  • Discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach when treating obesity.
  • Identify optimal clinical management strategies for obesity.
  • Identify ethical concerns in research and medical practices for obesity.

Additional Information

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 ASWB
Activity opens: 
06/18/2019
Activity expires: 
06/18/2021
Rating: 
0

Faculty

Charles J. Carlini, MS, MD/JD, FACOG
National medical Director
Maternity Support Program
Alere Maternity Program
Healthy First Steps Bariatric Resource Program

Dianna Candelaria, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Population Health Management
Optum

Planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Dianna Candelaria, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Optum, Population Health Solutions and Prevention

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
IPCE Credit LogoThis activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Nurses
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

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

Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-19-159-H01-P/T

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.

Social workers
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, OptumHealth Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 live continuing education credits.

Counselors and/or marriage and family therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state counselor and MFT boards accept ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals. Check with your board to be sure.

Disability access
If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 14 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and, while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board's approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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 preapproved 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 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 ASWB
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