Z Obesity and Weight Management: Considerations of Rehabilitation

12/06/2023

Live Webinar Date and Time: Wednesday, December 6, 2023. 4:00-5:30pm CT

Note: If you are unable to attend the live event, you will be automatically enrolled in the on-demand version.  The on-demand version will be available six weeks after the live broadcast.

Instructor: Ariana M. Chao, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC

Webinar Title and Description: Obesity and Weight Management: Considerations of Rehabilitation - This webinar will review contributors to obesity and the relationships between obesity and chronic health conditions. We will review the effectiveness and evidence-base supporting a variety of obesity treatments including diet, physical activity, behavioral, pharmacological, and surgical approaches. Emphasis will be placed on the practical aspects of providing obesity education and counseling to assist individuals in attaining and maintaining a healthy weight.

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:  

  1. Identify contributors to obesity and the relationship between obesity and physical challenges such as arthritis, pain, and stroke
  2. Summarize the effects of weight status on rehabilitation and effects of rehabilitation on weight status
  3. Identify key components to weight management including starting a conversation about weight and weight management and behavioral strategies
  4. Explain benefits of weight management on physical impairments and conditions

Successful Completion: Participants will be present during the live webinar in its entirety and complete an attendance verification and assessment in the Academy Learning Portal within one month of the live air date. 

Audience: Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Social Work and Speech-Language Pathologists

Continuing Education:

Nursing:

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CNE is being offered for 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education including 0.33 pharmacology contact hours.

Occupational Therapists:

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 7312. This distance learning interactive webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/ Foundational Knowledge]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Physical Therapists: This online course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours.

The following states require continuing education units or contact hours with no state specific approval: CT, IA, and WA

Speech-Language Pathologists:

Disclosures: 
Course Directors and Planning Committee Members:
Julie Lenkiewicz, MS, CCC-SLP - Has nothing to disclose.
Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT - Has nothing to disclose.
Leslie Marriott, OT - Has nothing to disclose.
Pamela Pfeifer, MS, RN, NPD-BC - Has nothing to disclose.
Speakers, Moderators and Panelists:
Ariana M. Chao, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC - Financial: Has received grants and completed consulting work for Eli Lilly and Company; has received grants from WW International Inc. Non-Financial: Has nothing to disclose.

Technology Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported.

High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 
Additional requirements include: Web browser: latest stable version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, JavaScript and Cookies enabled, Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators, Do NOT use Internet Explorer as it is not supported.

      Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of a live webinar, please provide written notice by email or by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.

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