Self-Paced Continuing Education
Join EDCI as we offer a self-paced CE course focused on all things weight and health. Simply read our comprehensive research review and complete a post-reading assessment to receive 4 CEU credits!
WEIGHT, HEALTH and EATING DISORDERS: Increasing Proficiency in Identifying and Treating Disordered Eating
The healthcare community is currently at a crossroads of best practices when it comes to the identification and treatment of eating disorders. The threat of the “ob*sity epidemic” creates a looming concern regarding the weight and health status of our patients. As a result, much of the focus of our practice is directed at prescribing and supporting weight loss interventions in an attempt to improve the health of our patients. However, many myths, misunderstandings and falsehoods persist in our shared knowledge of weight-related health and trickle into medical practice. Simultaneously, many medical providers receive little to no training on the identification of eating disorders or disordered eating concerns of their patients. This research review aims to assist healthcare professionals in better understanding the connections among weight, weight stigma, weight cycling, health outcomes and eating disorders. We also offer an alternative treatment approach to treating patients across the body diversity spectrum.
Upon completion of the learning activity:
Participants will be able to describe the interrelated relationships among weight stigma, weight cycling and health outcomes.
Participants will be able to explain the concept and practice of a weight-neutral approach to healthcare.
Participants will gain skill-based knowledge in identifying eating disorder symptoms in their patients, particularly for patients in larger bodies.
CE approval is pending for MD's, DO's, PA’s, Nurse Educators, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dietitians, Psychologists and Social Workers.
Allied professionals who believe that this programming meets the requirements of their licensure, may also submit certificate of completion to their licensure board for approval.
Joint Accreditation Direct Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care,Trinity Health System is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation of Credit
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team. Learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Register to receive the digital download:
To receive the digital download, click the button below. Following a pre-evaluation of your knowledge base during registration you will be sent an email containing a link to download the research review. The email will also contain the link and further instructions to complete your post-reading evaluation. A passing score of 80% is needed to receive your CE. As we value authentic learning over test taking, you may review and retake the exam as needed.
Who is this course for?
Anyone and everyone on the treatment team. If you are in a patient-facing role and would like to learn more about eating disorders, this course is for you.
What will I learn?
An overview of the "ob*sity epidemic" and societal views on fatness
Understanding the pervasiveness of weight stigma
Understanding weight cycling and the impacts on health outcomes and eating disorder development
Understanding the limitations of weight loss interventions
Understanding the connection between weight loss interventions and the development of eating disorders
Identifying eating disorders and disordered eating
Knowing when to refer to a specialist or higher level of care
General Dos and Don’ts of working with eating disorder patients