Free access for a limited time only!

This new evidence-based mini-course – which will be available for a limited time only – was developed specifically to educate nurses and midwives and presents a comprehensive summary of the range of approved pharmacotherapies that are available to patients in Australia. 

105 mins of high-quality evidence-based CPD!

Leading experts come together to describe evidence-based, best practice

A/Prof Samantha Hocking
Annette McDonald

This learning activity is proudly endorsed by

National Association of Clinical Obesity Services (NACOS)

The National Association of Clinical Obesity Services (NACOS) is a collective of representatives of organisations providing clinical obesity services in Australia. We are committed to improving the quality of care for people living with obesity and its complications. NACOS is leading a broad programme of activities to achieve this outcome.

Proudly supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk

Course curriculum

Pharmacotherapy for Obesity – Important New Options

A/Prof Samantha Hocking

Long-term weight loss is difficult to maintain with lifestyle changes alone, and current evidence points to this being the result of sustained hormonal changes caused by losing weight. This means that most people living with overweight and obesity will require pharmaceutical treatment as an adjunct to lifestyle modification to maintain a level of weight loss that mitigates the health effects of excess weight. Fortunately, a range of approved pharmacotherapies are available in Australia. This presentation outlines the options currently available.
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The Role of the Practice Nurse in Obesity Management

Annette MacDonald

Management of obesity involves a range of interventions, which may include lifestyle modification, medical intervention, surgical intervention and psychological support. Health professionals, particularly practice nurses, can be useful in helping patients manage obesity, but they must have a comprehensive understanding of the condition and bring the right attitude to their interactions with patients. This presentation outlines both the background knowledge required for best practice obesity management, as well as the practical steps practice nurses can use when identifying, discussing and supporting the management of obesity.
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