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...st with the current epidemic. I believe it is the APRN’s role to assess each patient’s BMI, diet habits, and level of daily physical activity to determine if additional education is needed for the patient and/or if additional interventions should be implemented. The APRN’s role is to assess, educate patients and parents, and to reach out to the community to provide education on the prevention and treatment of obesity. The study mentioned previously involved APRN’s input and experiences with obese patients. I believe it is also APRN’s role to participate in research studies and to provide information to legislators on issues such as obesity and how improvements can be made to assist with the current epidemic. APRN’s have the experience, the educational background needed to reach out to patients and community members and decrease the prevalence of obesity in America.
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