The Nurse's Role in Helping Patients Maintain a Healthy Weight
Recorded on January 9, 2014 (60 minutes)

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Two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese . As the most trusted health care professionals, nurses’ are critical in guiding and supporting patients during weight loss and weight management, as well as in modeling a healthy lifestyle.

Attend this webinar to learn self-management health and weight techniques. These techniques will enable nurses to be better health and wellness role models, advocates, and educators for their families, communities, colleagues, and patients.

This webinar will help you:

• Identify the value and effectiveness of community-based weight loss programs to better understand their benefits.

• Assist patients and patient family members who are interested in losing weight and improving their health by using the most up-to-date evidence-based tools and resources.

• Discover cutting edge support programs for intensive behavioral intervention (IBT) to support healthy weight loss and maintenance, as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Dr. Gary Foster, PhD oversees the company’s science-based program, clinical research initiatives, and continued program advances. Dr. Foster previously was the Founder and Director of the Center of Obesity Research and Education and Laura Carnell Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he served as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has authored or coauthored more than 160 scientific publications and three books on the etiology and treatment of obesity. Dr. Foster’s research interests include the prevention, behavioral determinants, treatments, and effects of obesity in adults and children.

The Nurse's Role in Helping Patients Maintain a Healthy Weight provides 1.0 CNE contact hours (60 minute contact hour).

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANCC Provider Number 0023.

ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178 for 1.2 contact hours (50 minute contact hour).

At the conclusion of this activity you will be able to:

Objective 1: Describe the nurse’s role within the context of ANA’s Healthy Nurse program. .

Objective 2: Identify resources for nurse’s use in attaining and maintaining healthy weight.