If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $75.00. 

Course Description

As an increasing number of patients seek treatment for obesity, it is vial for healthcare providers to be able to offer evidence-based recommendations. this course will teach the healthcare provider how to provide the best practice standards whether you are starting the conversation about weight loss treatment options, reinforcing lifestyle recommendations, or providing long-term supportive care for patients with a history of bariatric surgery.


Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD and Molly Jones, RD, LD

Target Audience

Licensed nurses, social workers, respiratory therapists, dieticians and any other healthcare provider interested in this topic

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss strategies to communicate with patients about obesity.
  • Identify steps to support the patient who is interested in pursuing bariatric surgery.
  • Interpret the lifestyle recommendations for patients who have bariatric surgery.
  • Outline long term supportive care for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery.

Length of Course

165 minutes

Credit Statements

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This continuing education activity is approved for 2.75 contact hour for licensed nurses and 1.25 pharmacology hour.

Dietitians: 2.75 hours of CPE for registered dietitians.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 2.75 clock hours of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 2.75 clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

AHEC: This program is approved for 0.275 CEUs (2.75clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards

Disclosure Statement

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.