Bariatric Surgery Medications

Activity description

Obesity is a worldwide epidemic, affecting all ages. Bariatric surgery remains an effective sustained-weight-loss option for individuals with class II or III obesity. With the implementation of bariatric surgery on the rise, there is a need to facilitate discussion and awareness regarding bariatric surgery while also recognizing medication-absorption concerns after surgery. This on-demand webcast will discuss the epidemiology of obesity and the background of bariatric surgery as a strategy for the management of obesity. The appropriate use of medication management prior, during, and after bariatric surgery, as well as follow-up care plan strategies to promote improved outcomes, patient experiences, and long-term weight benefits will be highlighted.

Provided by
This activity is provided by Optum Health Education and UnitedHealthcare Clinical Services Learning & Performance Solutions.

Commercial support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals (HCPs) who are interested in learning about UHC corporate goals, clinical guidelines and relevant academic resources.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize how obesity is associated with the occurrence of chronic medical conditions and the impairment of health-related quality of life.
  • Discuss bariatric surgery and become familiar with bariatric procedures.
  • Examine medications that may have absorption concerns after bariatric surgery.
  • Determine potential medication changes including supplement use after bariatric surgery.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 APA - Psychologists
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 1.00 ASWB - Social Workers
Activity opens: 
08/01/2024
Activity expires: 
07/17/2025
Rating: 
0

Presenters
Abigail Miller, MD
Employee and Individual (E&I) Chief Medical Officer

Julia Sanchez, PharmD
Optum Health Clinical Pharmacist

Activity planners
Rebecca Gleason
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

Tesia A. Seufert
Clinical Quality Analyst
UnitedHealthcare Clinical Services Learning & Performance Solutions, National Training

Raquel Thompson, M. Ed, BSIT, MCSE
Lead Clinical Quality Consultant, Clinical Leadership & Accountability
UnitedHealthcare Clinical Services Learning & Performance Solutions, National Training

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

The presenter and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

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

Accreditation statement
Joint Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and UnitedHealthcare Clinical Services Learning & Performance Solutions. Optum Health 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
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): JA0007123-9999-24-059-H01-P/T

Physicians
Optum Health 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.

Psychologists
Optum Health Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this program. 1.00 CE hour.

Social workers
ACE LogoAs a Jointly Accredited Organization, Optum Health 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. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 enduring continuing education credits.

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

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 from which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 APA - Psychologists
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 1.00 ASWB - Social Workers
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