Medical Complications of Eating Disorders

Presented By AMELIA DAVIS, MD

Provided by RiverMend Health Institute

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Event Scheduled For: June 2, 2016 at 3pm EST

Release date: June 2, 2016

Valid through: June 2, 2019

Topic: Eating Disorders, Refeeding Syndrome

Media: Live

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes

Target Audience

This CME activity is intended for physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists and support personnel who treat patients with eating disorders.

Program Overview

Eating disorders are associated with a variety of medical complications, negative psychological effects, and result in considerable reduction in quality of life. Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of all mental health disorders and individuals with eating disorders can have multiple serious medical complications as a result of their eating disorder. In this presentation, I will discuss the medical complications associated with eating disorders, including the risk factors for refeeding syndrome and the current guidelines for prevention and treatment of refeeding syndrome and management of other medical complications associated with eating disorders. Clinical cases will also be included.

Learning Objectives

After this presentation attendees will be better able to: 

  1. List the potential medical complications of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other eating disorders
  2. Describe refeeding syndrome and explain the biological processes behind refeeding syndrome.
  3. Explain the risk factors for refeeding syndrome
  4. Describe the current recommendations for prevention and treatment of refeeding syndrome.
  5. Explain the different levels of care for treatment and when to hospitalize in treatment of eating disorders

Continuing Education

APA, American Psychological Association

RiverMend Health Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

APA CE credit Awarded: 1.0

ADACGBA, Approved Continuing Education Provider

RiverMend Health Centers, a RiverMend Health LLC entity, maintains responsibility for this program and its content. RiverMend Health LLC is a ADACGBA Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer ADACBGA approved hours for events that meet ADACBGA requirements. Provider #15-55-03-916.

ADACBGA Continuing Education Units Awarded: 1.0

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

RiverMend Health Institute is a NAADAC Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer NAADAC- National Certification Commission approved hours for events that meet NAADAC requirements. Provider # 867.

NAADAC Continuing Education Units awarded: 1.0

NBCC, National Board of Certified Counselors

RiverMend Health is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Provider #6573.

NBCC CE credit Awarded: 1.0

CBBS, California Board of Behavioral Sciences

This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders Provider #4688.

CBBS CE credit awarded: 1.0

CDR, Commission on Dietetic Registration

RiverMend Health Institute is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians registered (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians registered (DTRs) will receive continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for the completion of this program. CDR Provider #R1656.

CDR CPEU awarded: 1.0

ACCME, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC, American Nurses Credentialing Center's

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity has been approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14749, for 1.0 Contact Hours. Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty

FACULTY NAME and TITLE

AMELIA DAVIS, MD

Dr. Amelia Davis is the Medical Director and Chief of Adult Psychiatry and Eating Disorders Unit of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Dr. Davis is directly involved in the psychiatric, medical, and neurological evaluation of the patient with an eating disorder. Dr. Davis is an active member of the multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment team which coordinates patient care for a range of eating disorders and conditions. As the Medical Director of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, she works to assure the evidence-base of the treatment programs, quality of medical care, leading Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders programs toward national recognition as center of excellence. Dr Amelia Davis helps provide the safe and effective Rosewood environment that promotes person-centered care.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

AMELIA DAVIS, MD
  • No financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the accredited period, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; study the educational activity; and complete the post-test and the evaluation form. If you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation, your certificate will be available immediately for download in PDF format.

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Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.