THE OBESE HOSPITAL PATIENT: ACUTE INTERVENTIONS FOR CHRONIC CONDITIONS
As obesity rates increase, so do the number of hospitalized obese patients. Obesity is a complex condition requiring chronic interventions. How should dietitians address obesity in an acute care setting? Should it be addressed at all? Is weight loss problematic or helpful for this population? This overview of obesity in an acute care setting answers these questions and more.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Identify malnutrition in obese patients and appropriate interventions.
Understand how to educate patients on weight loss.
Make appropriate recommendations for physical activity.
Stacy Lewis, MS, RD, LD, is currently the Patient Services Manager and Clinical Dietitian with Morrison Healthcare in Alabama. She is an active member of the Eastern Shore Dietetics Association, where she serves as Nominating Committee Chair. She has also served on the Mobile Community Action Health Advisory Board and is a member of the Obesity Task Force. She is an experienced presenter, and has spoken at many events including Go Red, Head Start, cancer support groups, and numerous corporate events. Stacy is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. She has taught a variety of classes including yoga, trekking, and kid's classes.