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Obesity: clinical review


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

INTRODUCTION

This resource covers how to classify obesity, and when and how to initiate further treatment, such as bariatric surgery. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include morbidity risk and prognosis.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Categorise a patient’s risk according to their BMI

  • Use the NICE criteria for bariatric surgery

  • Explain to a patient their prognosis and the role of long-term management and follow up

AUTHORS

Activity author

Mr Andrew Jenkinson, Consultant gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon, The London Clinic and University College Hospital, London

PRACTICE NURSE FEATURED ARTICLES

Obesity and the Practice Nurse Dr Mary Lowth

Obesity and diabetes: a different perspective Beverley Bostock-Cox

Prescribing for obesity Dr Mandy Fry

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.