Obesity - On Demand

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 6B (OBE6B-H) To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

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Course Topics

Clostridioides difficile Infection/ Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Discuss the characteristics and epidemiology of C difficile infection; Select an effective testing method to diagnose C difficile infection; Implement strategies to prevent C difficile infection; Review the effects of obesity on cardiovascular disease; Counsel patients about the effects of weight loss on cardiovascular outcomes.

Obesity and Kidney Stones /Hydronephrosis

List the reasons for the observed increase in the prevalence of kidney stones in recent decades; Explain the pathophysiology of calcium oxalate kidney stones and uric acid kidney stones; Prevent kidney stones from forming after bariatric surgery; Manage a child with hydronephrosis; Recognize clues on physical examination that suggest congenital syndromes associated with renal anomalies.

Managing the Patient Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Assist patients in implementing appropriate eating and behavioral habits in preparation for bariatric surgery; Establish goals for preoperative nutritional consultation before bariatric surgery; Recognize changes related to eating and lifestyle that patients commonly experience after bariatric surgery; Identify deficiencies of vitamins and minerals in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery; Provide patients with effective endoscopic options for bariatric surgery.


Optimize conversations about obesity with patients and families by avoiding stigma and blame; Elaborate on the role of physical activity and dietary modifications in weight loss; Select patients with obesity most likely to benefit from pharmacotherapy and weight-loss surgery; Recognize signs and symptoms of concussion and postconcussion syndrome; Improve adherence to return-to-learn and return-to-play guidelines.

Obesity Care /Preventing Unsafe Sleep

Apply a social-ecological model to the discussion of childhood obesity; Implement the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for childhood obesity screening; Discuss the current recommendations for prevention and treatment of childhood obesity; Counsel parents on the risk factors for sudden unexpected infant death; Overcome parental and cultural barriers to providing safe sleep environments for infants.