From the National Institutes of Health:
Assessment and Management of Overweight and Obese Adult Patients
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
Identify the importance of weight management.
Recognize the health risks associated with overweight and obesity in adults.
Illustrate the key determinants of patient assessment for treatment of overweight individuals or obesity.
Recognize the motivations as well as the barriers to successful weight loss.
Discuss the roles of lifestyle therapy that includes caloric reduction, physical activity, and behavioral therapy in treating overweight and obese patients.
Recognize those cases where adjunctive therapies such as pharmacotherapy and weight loss surgery may be needed and oversee that therapy.
Use the treatment algorithm to determine who to treat, when to treat and how to treat overweight and obese patients.
Identify appropriate lifestyle treatments and recognize those cases where adjunctive therapies may be helpful and necessary.