Upon completion of this continuing education activity, the participant should be able to:
1. Discuss the relationship between obesity and musculoskeletal disorders, their
U.S. burden, and their prevalence in minority women.
2. List examples of gender and ethnic musculoskeletal health disparities.
3. Define obesity and its relationship to osteoarthritis in African American and
4. Identify factors that may account for disparities in the prevalence of obesity in
African American and Hispanic women and the challenges facing healthcare
providers in treating minority obese woman with osteoarthritis in the practice
5. Delineate the educational role of the provider that results in culturally
competent care, promoting healthy dietary and exercise habits for the obese
patient, sensitivity to unconscious biases, and accountability for consideration
of the patient’s wishes regarding care.
This educational module is intended for nurses, medical assistants and other healthcare
professionals who provide education to African American and Hispanic women who are obese
and are subject to musculoskeletal disparities.
California Board of Registered Nursing
Pfiedler Enterprises is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing,
Provider Number CEP14944, for
2.0 contact hours.
Obtaining full credit for this offering depends upon attendance, regardless of circumstances, from
beginning to end. Licensees must provide their license numbers for record keeping purposes.
The certificate of course completion issued at the conclusion of this course must be
retained in the participant’s records for at least four (4) years as proof of attendance.
Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board
The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated
this educational activity to receive
2.0 contact hours
in Category A toward recertification.
This continuing education activity was planned and provided in accordance with accreditation
criteria. This material was produced in July 2017 and expires in July 2019.