Obesity Seminar CME / CPD 

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Emergency Physicians, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 3B (OBE3B) Topics Include:  Treatment for Obesity, Providing for the Morbidly Obese, Bariatric Surgery, Pediatric Anesthesia, Poverty and Obesity, and more.

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Course Topics

Treatment of Obesity

Promote the benefits of exercise at any weight to maximize fitness; Convey the importance of adherence to diet for weight loss and maintenance; Recognize the indications for the use of drugs and bariatric surgery for the management of obesity; Describe the role of endoscopy for preoperative and postoperative assessment for bariatric surgery; Identify the common complications and nutritional deficiencies after bariatric surgery.

Providing for the Morbidly Obese/Unnecessary ED Visits

List the diagnostic challenges faced when treating morbidly obese patients in the ED; Identify anatomic and physiologic alterations associated with morbid obesity; Select the appropriate course of action for morbidly obese patients who require ventilation; Choose the appropriate weight-based dose for drugs commonly used in the ED; Explain the role of the physician in Houston's Emergency Tele-Health and Navigation project.

Malignant Hyperthermia/ Care of the Obese Patient

Recognize the signs and symptoms of MH; Explain the priorities in treating MH, including administration of dantrolene; Identify organ systems at increased risk for complications in patients with morbid obesity; Formulate a plan for preoperative evaluation and interventions in patients with morbid obesity; Describe safe intraoperative and postoperative strategies for patients with morbid obesity.

Further Issues in Pediatric Anesthesia

Explain pulmonary function in patients with asthma; Recognize unstable asthma in the pediatric population; Formulate a management plan to optimize the condition of an asthmatic child before surgery; Choose appropriate anesthesia for a child with asthma; Manage the airway in an obese child.

Bariatric Surgery/Poverty and Obesity

Consider the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery in children and adolescents; Identify patients who are optimal candidates for bariatric surgery; Recognize the role that poverty plays in the etiology of obesity; Promote evidence-based interventions for preventing obesity; Use principles of motivational interviewing to encourage lifestyle changes in obese patients.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  DiabetesPediatricsFamily PracticeInternal Medicine, Women's Health, Men's Health and Nutrition.

If you have taken the current Obesity CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Obesity plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.