Pharmacologic Management of Obesity: Improving Health and Reducing Risks in Adolescents and Adults
Course of the Month - March 2023
Course of the Month
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|March 31, 2023 (11:55 p.m. CT)|
|Content Expires:||February 29, 2024 (11:55 p.m. CT)|
CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
| This activity includes closed captioning.|
This activity is free for AANP members
from 3/1/2023 - 3/31/2023.
Overview Obesity is a chronic, progressive relapsing disease that requires comprehensive, long-term treatment. When obesity is successfully managed, many of the conditions that NPs routinely treat improve. Pharmacotherapy is a pillar of obesity treatment and can significantly improve outcomes for those living with obesity. In this course you will earn how to identify current medications that may be contributing to excess weight and prescribe appropriate alternatives, as well as how to prescribe current FDA approved anti-obesity medications. Evidence-based pharmacologic management treats the root resulting in improved health, reduced risk, and improved quality of life.
- Apply evidence-based guidelines to care for patients with obesity, to include pharmacologic management.
- Identify medication classes that are weight promoting or weight inducing.
- Describe the patient eligibility criteria for FDA-approved anti-obesity medications.
- Identify the available FDA-approved anti-obesity medications, including mechanism of action, contraindications, interactions and adverse effects.
- Describe how to initiate, titrate, and monitor response to medications, including criteria for continuation and discontinuation.
Nancy Tkacz Browne, MS, PPCNP-BC, FOMA, FAANP, FAAN
Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA
Disclosure This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
- Nancy Tkacz Browne has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- Sandra Christensen has the following disclosures: Novo Nordisk—Speakers Bureau for Obesity, Eli Lilly—Advisory Board for Obesity.
All relevant relationships have been mitigated.DisclaimerIndividuals who have contributed to the CE Center were carefully selected for their knowledge and experience in the subject area under review. This presentation is informational only and may contain opinions of the authors from their personal experience that do not necessarily express the opinions of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Clinical practice is a constantly changing process and new information becomes available every day. Neither AANP nor the contributing individuals can warrant that the material will continue to be accurate, nor do they warrant that the material is completely free of errors upon publication. Attendees and participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
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|1.65 Contact Hour(s) of CE,
All of which may be applied towards Pharmacology
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