This is congruent with NICE guidelines b which suggest that the practice nurse can be a point of contact for the patient and provide advice and management for the obese person. Family history of a parent or partner who is also obese may be an indicator of familial predisposition Labib, The obese individual should be referred to a specialist obesity clinic which is equipped with appropriate-sized chairs for obese people, weighing scales that can measure -weights up to The nursing profession needs to rise to the challenge and prepare nurses for a specialist role in obesity management.
The feedback will result in improved services to patients. Obesity can lead to the onset of several complications, which with the intervention of nurses could be prevented, these complications are highlighted in appendix 2.
Physical examination is part of the overall health assessment and should include height, weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, and examination of manifestations of obesity such as varicose veins, peripheral oedema or hyper-pigmented plaques which resemble moles and are common in obese patients.
Figure 1, The relationship between leptin and obesity. The second medicine that is available for the treatment of obesity is orlistat.
It is also important to undertake a dietary history of the individual and explore the consumption of high-energy foods and soft drinks, e.
There are also indirect costs such as sickness, absence and premature death which cost the National Audit Office in the region of 2.
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Challenges surrounding EBP are a nurses experience, for example new nurses may be a little anxious of their new surroundings and unable to utilize all their newly learnt skills.
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Children are also becoming increasingly obese and can develop into obese adults Wilson et al, Two anti-obesity products, sibutramine and orlistat, are approved by NICE b. Nurses at the cutting edge of obesity.
About Obesity Obesity Causes and Facts. The recent NICE b guidelines and Green et al have illustrated how the practice nurse can be of benefit in the management of the obese patient.
Nurse Role, Management of Obesity Nurse Role, Management of Obesity The role of nurses in the management of Obesity The case study provided regarding diet and weight management has led me to explore the role of a nurse specifically during the management of obesity.
Treatment with sibutramine has shown to reduce weight by 4. This form of primary care prevention strategy should identify individuals who are keen to lose weight or require counselling in order to prevent additional weight gain Crombie, Who wrote it, why it was written and when it was produced SHU BMI and waist circumference measurements.Apr 09, · The term APRN encompasses the professions of nurse practitioners (NP), clinical nurse specialists (CNS), nurse-midwives (CNM), and nurse anesthetists (CRNA) (mi-centre.com, ).
For this discussion I will focus on the role of the NP in. What are your views on line management in healthcare? Nursing Times needs your help in completing a joint survey that we are carrying out with a major union on the quality line management in nursing and the wider healthcare.
Managing obesity in primary care. 6 January, Keywords: obesity public health issue, nursing obesity management, nursing and obesity.
The aim of this essay is to clarify and explain role of professional nurse in relation to the public health issue of obesity.
This essay will explore the different concepts, such us legal and ethical, which can. OBESITY The role of nurses in the prevention and management of obesity Chrystalleni Lazarou, Christiana Kouta O besity is a chronic metabolic disease, considered to be one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease and correlating with increased morbidity Abstract and mortality (Poirier and Eckel, ; NHS, This paper examines the.
Research findings reveal the important role of specific dietary habits and patterns and their influence on obesity; particularly on childhood obesity.
This paper discusses the nursing implications in relation to the prevention and management of obesity. Nurse Practitioners and the Prevention and Treatment of Adult Obesity A White Paper of the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation Summer To facilitate the role of the NP in obesity management and to serve as a resource for NPs.Download