Going Viral: COVID-19 and Obesity Series

This four-part educational podcast series, aims to equip PAs with the knowledge and strategies to address the needs of patients with obesity and other metabolic disorders and ensure they get proper COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment. The content will focus on assessing risk, prevention and diagnosis, treatment best practices, and communicating with patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the impact of obesity and metabolic syndromes on COVID-19 disease severity and complications
  • Proactively identify patients who are most vulnerable for severe complications of COVID-19 and encourage these patients to remain up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters
  • Prioritize patients who are vulnerable for severe complications of COVID-19 for treatment with oral medications when COVID-19 infections occur
  • Closely monitor vulnerable patients who contract COVID-19 in the outpatient setting and promptly refer them to acute care settings should their condition require it

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

Supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer.