Tools You Need for Your Clinical Practice
The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association has developed these obesity handouts for nurses and other health care providers to use with patients. And best of all, most of our tools are free for anyone to download!
Fact Sheet: What is Obesity?
A complex, chronic disease, obesity is not a life choice or character flaw. While obesity increases the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), it can be a difficult topic to discuss.
This tool focuses on identifying obesity, the importance of treatment, risk factors, and management—including lifestyle, medications, and surgery. Use as a tool to guide clinical visits, support patients, and as an at-home resource for patients and their families.
Reviewed May 2023
Funded through an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.