Best Practices for Pharmacists to Optimize Use of Obesity Treatment Options and Overcome Barriers to Care

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In this series of microlearning modules, podcasts, and ClinicalThought™ commentaries, expert faculty review obesity treatment options, with a focus on injectable therapies and overcoming barriers to care. A downloadable pocket card is also available as a resource for healthcare professionals.
Megan Adelman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CDCES
Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCGP, FASCP, FAzPA

ClinicalThought

Two experts explain how pharmacists are well positioned to help patients with obesity navigate weight loss using a 3-pronged approach.

Megan Adelman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CDCES Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCGP, FASCP, FAzPA Released: April 8, 2022

Microlearning Modules

In this microlearning module, an expert faculty provides an overview of obesity, including pathophysiology, common comorbidities, and the benefits of long-term weight loss.

Megan Adelman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CDCES Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCGP, FASCP, FAzPA Pharmacists: 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Released: April 8, 2022 Expired: April 7, 2023

In this microlearning module, an expert faculty summarizes obesity guideline recommendations, including lifestyle modifications and pharmacotherapy options.

Megan Adelman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CDCES Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCGP, FASCP, FAzPA Pharmacists: 0.5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) Released: April 8, 2022 Expired: April 7, 2023

In this microlearning module, an expert summarizes recommendations for dosing, titration, and administration of available injectable therapies for obesity. This module also features a patient education video.

Megan Adelman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CDCES Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCGP, FASCP, FAzPA Pharmacists: 0.5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) Released: April 8, 2022 Expired: April 7, 2023

In this microlearning module, an expert faculty discusses strategies for overcoming barriers to care for patients with obesity, including strategies to improve medication access, adherence, and adverse events of injectable agents for obesity. This module features a patient education video.

Megan Adelman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CDCES Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCGP, FASCP, FAzPA Pharmacists: 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Released: April 8, 2022 Expired: April 7, 2023

Downloadable Slidesets

Download these slides from a live webinar providing an overview of obesity, a review of guideline recommendations, and a review of FDA-approved pharmacotherapy options.

Released: April 12, 2022

Download these slides from a live webinar providing insight into the use of GLP-1 RAs for treatment of obesity, as well as overcoming barriers treatment of obesity.

Released: April 12, 2022

Downloadable Pocket Card

An easy-to-follow, step-by-step infographic for initiation of GLP-1 RAs for weight loss in patients with obesity.

Megan Adelman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CDCES Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCGP, FASCP, FAzPA Released: April 11, 2022

Podcasts

In this podcast episode, Drs Megan Adelman and Elizabeth Pogge review obesity treatment options, with a focus on injectable therapies and overcoming barriers to care.

Megan Adelman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CDCES Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCGP, FASCP, FAzPA Released: April 22, 2022

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