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Physician Prescribed Weight Loss Training

Program Overview
This course is very detailed and comprehensive providing you with instruction on the specific FDA pharmaceutical weight loss protocols, hormonal protocols, bariatric protocols, and other effective weight loss treatments dependent upon medical necessity and overall patient health.

Target Audience
This activity designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in effective weight loss treatments for patients.

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Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Effectively administer weight management services, avoiding health risks and complications to patients for optimal patient outcomes
  • Apply evidence-based protocols and integrative approaches to maximize patient outcomes within a primary care practice.
  • Continually assess and evaluate the patient throughout the continuum of the weight loss program from initial screening, interpretation of lab results and baseline charting to compliance follow-up issues, medications and supplements.
  • Identify the appropriate weight loss regimen for the unique patient based on history, co-morbidities, patient expectations and potential health risks.
  • Educate the patient about the risks of obesity with its potential complications and the choice of different weight loss protocols available, allowing the patient to enter into the weight management program as an informed team member working towards a personal realistic goal.

Criteria for Success
Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant's attendance and submission of the activity evaluation form. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form at http://akhinc.formstack.com/forms/weightloss. You must participate in the entire activity to receive credit. There If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at [email protected]

CME/CE Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Physicians
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Empire Medical Training. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurses
AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is awarded 5 Contact Hours.

Activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Empire Medical Training.

Commercial Support
There is no commercial support for this educational activity.

FACULTY DISCLOSURE
NAME RELATIONSHIP COMPANY
Anne Roberts, MD N/A Nothing to Disclose
 
PLANNER/REVIEWER DISCLOSURES
Empire Staff N/A Nothing to Disclose
AKH N/A Nothing to disclose

 







Disclosure Declaration
It is the policy of AKH Inc. and Empire Medical Training to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of or combination of the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CME/CE expectations; referral to National Faculty Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other faculty for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review. AKH Inc. planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product
This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer
This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. and AES specifically disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

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