The Impact of Obesity - Nursing Conference
- : Townsville QLD 4810
A Conference that Includes: Science of Obesity; Childhood Obesity; Fad Diets; Physical Effects of Obesity; Health Promotion; Medicines; Bariatric Surgery & Other Treatments; and more...
Attend this conference to become more informed about the pathology of obesity and how it impacts the body. Hear experts in preventive medicine, psychology, neuroscience, physical fitness, nutrition and surgery discuss the causes, treatment and prevention discuss this key health issue. Concepts include:
- Why do some people become obese and others do not?
- What drives people to overeat?
- More than just ‘energy in versus energy out’ - the science of obesity
- Why does childhood obesity often have lifelong effects?
- Common myths of fad diets
- How is a decision made to undergo surgical interventions?
- Practical manual handling considerations when working with obese people
Now is the time for all nurses and midwives to become fully informed about this topic of growing concern. Book now!
The Goal Need for Program
The disease of obesity is a significant health problem globally. Australia has some of the highest rates of obesity in the world. Despite the fact there are many health problems associated with being overweight, this trend towards obesity continues, creating a long tail into the future of complex chronic illness. Education and behaviour management are cornerstones of preventative treatment. Nurses and midwives are part of the solution to reverse this alarming trend and promote wellness across all healthcare settings. A conference that arms nurses and midwives with correct information about obesity and its long-term complications is timely.
Purpose of Program
This program for nurses and midwives will comprehensively discuss obesity, including its prevention, interventions and strategies to avert long-term chronic complications.
Your learning outcomes:
Explain key changes in the human body as body mass index (BMI) enters the obese range
Identify the critical signs, symptoms, and co-morbidities associated with habits that can lead to obesity
Discuss strategies towards incorporating lifestyle modification in the care of obese people in all practice settings
Assist obese and recently obese people to achieve optimal recovery as well as maintenance of a healthy weight
To Be Determined