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Weighing in on the Obesity Crisis: A Pharmacist’s Guide to Weight Loss Management

Program Type

OnDemand

Credits

1.25 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Offline Date:

Saturday, July 8, 2023

ACPE Expiration Date

Monday, January 8, 2024

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$4.00

  • Overview

    If you were to stop someone on the street and ask them what their New Year’s resolution is, chances are they would tell you that they want to lose weight. Obesity has held the national attention for many years and is the subject of innumerable studies, debates, and opinions. In a sea of weight loss information and misinformation, the role of a pharmacy practitioner can be hard to define. This program seeks to aid the pharmacist in building the confidence to aid patients embarking on the journey of weight loss. Whether patients need to prepare for weight gain because of a new medication, consider pharmaceutical options for managing their diet, or decide on the necessity of surgical intervention, this course will shed light on how to help those ready to shed those pesky pounds!

    Handouts

    Slide Document:   20305H01_2pp.pdf
    Slide Document:   20305H01_6pp.pdf

    Financial Support By

    PharmCon
  • Nurse

    Describe the prevalence of obesity nationally
    Define barriers to weight loss and weight management
    Identify current treatment options for weight loss therapy
    Recognize pharmacy implications for weight loss surgery


    Pharmacist

    Describe the prevalence of obesity nationally
    Define barriers to weight loss and weight management
    Identify current treatment options for weight loss therapy
    Recognize pharmacy implications for weight loss surgery


    Pharmacy Technician

    Describe the prevalence of obesity nationally
    Define barriers to weight loss and weight management
    Identify current treatment options for weight loss therapy
    Recognize pharmacy implications for weight loss surgery

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-20-305-H01-N

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-20-305-H01-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-20-305-H01-T

    ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Standard Windows/Mac System
iPad or iPhone
Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
Speakers or headphones
 


SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
Google Chrome
Safari
Firefox 3.0.3 or higher


NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection
 
 

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