More than one-third of older adults (aged 65 and older) are obese, and this number is expected to more than double by the year 2050. Given these demographic forecasts, it is critical advanced practice providers understand obesity as a complex, multifactorial condition that requires long-term care and follow-up. While it is important to promote and encourage healthy behaviors and lifestyles, implementation may be more problematic among obese, older adults with decreased physical and/or cognitive function. Performing a thorough history and physical examination on a morbidly obese older adult can be challenging, but it is essential to identify (and/or anticipate) associated disease risk and implement strategies to prevent physical and functional decline.
Contact hours available until 9/20/2016.
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• Examine general pathophysiological and environmental factors that may contribute to obesity over the lifespan. • Describe common complications and management strategies for obesity and obesity-related comorbidities among older adults. • Identify commercially available assistive equipment used for safe patient handling techniques during physical examination and therapeutic interventions. • Evaluate learner self-efficacy and knowledge regarding bariatric-related patient care.
PhD, MBA, ACNP, GNP, ANEF, FAANP, FAAN,
Clinical Professor and Chair,
Duke University School of Nursing
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