Obesity Medical Education for Primary Care Module 1: Diagnosis, Weight Bias and Behavior Change

October 9, 2020
September 30, 2023
1 CME, 1.3 Nursing
Credit Fee
Free to the first 65 people who request credit.
Target Audience
Primary Care Providers in and outside of West Virginia looking to address obesity in their practice.

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Following completion of this web course, participants should be able to:

  • Diagnose and document obesity in patients
  • Recognize that obesity is complex and classified as disease by medical associations
  • Identify prevalence of obesity in WV and US
  • Describe the spectrum of treatment options for obesity
  • Set reasonable expectations for weight loss outcomes
  • Recognize effects of weight bias on patients
  • Recognize unflattering portrayals in media that drive stigma
  • Define implicit bias and describe strategies for overcoming it
  • Non-offensively discuss weight with patients using appropriate terminology
  • Confidently use “person-first” language
  • Counsel patients on evidence-based behavior change strategies to help with adherence to lifestyle modifications
  • Recognize the importance of self-monitoring and stimulus control
  • Confidently incorporate the basics of Motivational Interviewing