Obesity Management

 Obesity Management
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Course Overview

Rates of overweight and obesity are continuing to rise in Australia.

  • almost two-thirds of Australian adults (63%) are overweight or obese, and
  • 10% more adults are overweight or obese than in 1995.

This online learning module will have an understanding of:

  • the risks presented by obesity
  • how to effectively communicate with patients, and
  • how to effectively manage obese patients using the 5As framework. The 5As is an evidence-based framework for providing effective health care.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) used the 5As in their clinical practice guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity in primary care.

These guidelines have formed the basis of this course.

Estimated Duration

1 hour

Cost

Cost: FREE

About the Author

The module has been developed by

  • Dr Catherine Spooner 1,2
  • Dr Tejas Kanhere 1
  • Professor Mark Harris 1,2
  1. Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity UNSW Australia
  2. Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will have an understanding of:

  • the risks presented by obesity,
  • how to effectively communicate with patients, and
  • how to effectively manage obese patients using the 5As framework.

Target Audience

Suitable for nurses working in primary health care including general practice.

What you’ll get

Throughout the module you will be presented with brief online assessments that will test your underpinning knowledge.

To fully complete the course and claim your full CPD hours, we recommend you also complete the corresponding survey at the end.

Once you have completed all sections of the course, a certificate will be available next to the course name in the ‘My Training’ section of APNA Online Learning.

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