Briefly discuss how you view the role of APRNs in the fight against obesity.
The impact of obesity is overwhelming and the numbers are staggering in relation to both co-morbidity and cost. Advance practice nurses are in an optimal position to impact this epidemic.
After reviewing the content for this module, search online information, tools and screening guidelines/assessments on a few of the following websites or other professional health or medical organizations. The CDC, AMA and UpToDate all have an abundance of information and tools available for practitioners.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – http://www.cdc.gov/ (Links to an external site.)
American Medical Association – http://www.ama-assn.org/ (Links to an external site.)
UpToDate Clinical Decision Support Resource – http://www.uptodate.com/home (Links to an external site.)
For discussion with your peers:
Find a tool, article, algorithms etc. that you find particularly helpful or interesting and post it for your peers to review – briefly summarize why you chose it.
Briefly discuss how you view the role of APRNs in the fight against obesity. What unique skills do we have to offer?