Communication Strategies that will Make a Difference for Your Patients Seeking Obesity Treatment

Weight Management
Curriculum:
Raising the Bar:  Improving Care for Patients with Obesity: Creating Opportunities for Productive Clinician-Patient Interactions During a Pandemic
Credits:
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) 0.50 AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) 0.50 CA-BRN Credit(s)
Launch Date:
December 15, 2020
Expiration Date:
December 15, 2021

Primary Audience:

Family medicine physicians and other clinicians treating patients with obesity.

Relevant Terms:

1. Recognize the key components of shared decision-making encounters for patients seeking obesity treatment
2. Identify best practices for risk communication when deliberating treatment options with patients seeking obesity treatment
3. Define decisional conflict
4. Enhance their understanding regarding obesity's impact on cardiovascular disease
5. Test their knowledge regarding COVID’s impact on obesity

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This activity is designed for family medicine physicians and other clinicians treating patients with obesity.


Accreditation statement:

The California Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
                                               
The California Academy of Family Physicians designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
CAFP is certified as a continuing education provider (number 1809) by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four years after the conclusion of the course.

Raising the Bar:  Improving Care for Patients with Obesity: Creating Opportunities for Productive Clinician-Patient Interactions During a Pandemic has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP accreditation begins 12/15/20. Term of approval is for one year from this date.
 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENTS

The California Academy of Family Physicians' (CAFP) Committee on Continuing Professional Development is responsible for identification, management and resolution of conflict for any individual who may have the potential to influence content, who have served as faculty, or who may produce CME/CPD content for the CAFP.  Management/Resolution may include learner notification, peer review of content before presentation, requirement of EB-CME, changing topics, or even dismissing a potential planning or faculty member.

It is the policy of the CAFP to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all their continuing education activities. All individuals with potential conflicts are contacted by CAFP staff or CCPD members, and issues of conflict have been discussed, managed, and resolved.  All individuals with potential to influence the content of this program have submitted Conflict of Interest declarations that have been reviewed according to policy. All disclosures were made for work beginning January 1, 2020 and have been resubmitted and renewed annually.  CAFP reviewed conflict of interest statements for each individual with potential to influence content and everyone in a position to influence content stated that neither he/she and/or his/her spouse/partner had any relevant financial interests to disclose.

 

Disclosures

Suzanne Mitchell, MD declares that in the past 12 months neither she nor her partner/spouse have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this continuing education activity.

Paula Gardiner, MD declares that in the past 12 months neither she nor her partner/spouse have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this continuing education activity.

Jerri L. Davis, CHCP, CAFP Director of Continuing Professional Development and CME, declares that in the past 12 months neither she nor her partner/spouse have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this continuing education activity.


Instructions for Participation and Credit

Learners must register to participate in and receive credit for this online educational activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and AAFP Prescribed Credit, you must receive a minimum score of 65% on the post-test. Upon successful completion of the post-test, the learner will receive a certificate of participation that can be used to claim CME credit.


Steps to Earn CME/CE credit

Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures. Study the educational content online or printed out. Online, choose the best answer to each post-test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test and complete the Activity Evaluation.

Your certificate will be emailed to the address you provided when registering. You may print the certificate, but you cannot alter it.

 

QUESTIONS:

For questions regarding the content of this activity or for technical assistance, contact cafp@familydocs.org.

The CAFP has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation of this continuing education program. Information regarding drugs (e.g., their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, and precautions) and drug delivery systems is subject to change, however, and the learner is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug or using the drug delivery systems.

Approval of credit for this continuing education program does not imply endorsement by CAFP of any product or manufacturer identified.

Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this CME activity should not be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication.

 

SUPPORT:

This initiative is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

 

NEEDS STATEMENT:

Obesity is a wide-spread, costly, and chronic public health issue in the United States. More than one-third (39%) of U.S. adults (18 years of age and older) have obesity, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. Currently, obesity related healthcare costs are estimated to be from $147 billion to $210 billion annually. Obesity is linked to a number of chronic medical conditions including diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, and arthritis.  Obesity is also a risk factor for gestational diabetes which is a risk factor and often a precursor to developing type 2 diabetes for women in middle and later life.

Unfortunately, healthcare providers (HCPs) tend not to effectively communicate the diagnosis of obesity, its nature as a serious and chronic disease, the full range of treatment options, and obesity's implications for health and quality of life. They also miss the opportunity to engage in more effective conversations by better appreciating their patients' motivation and treatment goals. (Look, 2019)

Ref: Look M, Kolotkin RL, Dhurandhar NV, Nadglowski J, Stevenin B, Golden A. Implications of differing attitudes and experiences between providers and persons with obesity: results of the national ACTION study. Postgrad Med. 2019;131(5):357-365.

 

FEE:

There is no charge for this activity.

UNLABELED USE DISCLOSURE:

This activity will not include discussions of products or devices that are not currently approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the curriculum clearly indicates this fact.

CULTURAL/LINGUISTIC COMPETENCY

CAFP policy and California state law requires that each learning activity including a patient care element address the topic of cultural and linguistic competency. This activity meets this requirement.

Equitable and Inclusive Curriculum

CAFP requests all faculty to present content that uses inclusive language to guide care for all our diverse patients.

 

PRIVACY POLICY:

The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. CAFP maintains safeguards to store and secure information it has about members and customers. The safeguards may be physical, electronic or procedural. For more information, go to https://www.familydocs.org/privacy-policy/ 

COPYRIGHT

© 2020 California Academy of Family Physicians. All rights reserved. No part of this activity may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embedded in articles or reviews.

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