Obesity Updated
The purpose of this course is to increase the understanding of the professional nurse regarding the current problems and health threats facing the morbidly obese patient. A consideration will be given relative to the treatment, support, as well as surgical intervention when undergoing a weight loss program.

Course Publication Date: May 30, 2019

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:OBU051319
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Pediatric Medicine
Psychiatric & Mental Health
Women's Health
Learning Objectives
  • Define Body Mass Index and understand how the BMI relates to normal/obese/morbidly obese individuals.
  • List the complications or comorbidities of morbid obesity.
  • Discuss the origins related to morbid obesity.
  • List the types of intervention for individuals labeled morbidly obese and discuss Bariatric Surgery.
  • Identify the post-bypass complications and the need for reconstructive surgical procedures post-weight loss.


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