Online Education | Pediatric Drug Therapy 2017 - Pediatric Obesity and Pharmacology: What Works?
This module presents a thoughtful approach to childhood obesity, including strategies for encouraging lifestyle and behavioral changes in conjunction with appropriate pharmacologic or surgical interventions.
Robyn Duran, MSN, ARNP, FNP
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Seattle Childrens’
Comments from lecture attendees:
"Well developed inspiring approach that requires true sensitivity, patience and insight for individual patient engagement."
For nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in all settings.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After completing this session, you will be better able to:
- Review assessment of obesity in primary care.
- Define stages of care.
- Discuss FDA approved medications to treat obesity and its comorbidities in children.
- Identify when a referral for bariatric surgery may be appropriate for a patient.
- 1.10 Contact hours
- 1.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level