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FREE Educational Webinar: “Hidden in Plain Sight: Common Presenting Pain Complaints in Anorexia and Bulimia”

February 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Wednesday, February 19, 2020
1:00pm Mountain Time
Hidden in Plain Sight: Common Presenting Pain Complaints in Anorexia and Bulimia
Taralyn Johnson, MSN, FNP-C

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PowerPoint Handout

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CE Information:

Center for Change has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6766. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Change is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Center for Change, provider #141861 is a continuing professional education (CPE) accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Activity #152704. CDR credentialed practitioners will receive one continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

This course has been approved by Center for Change, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #123302, Center for Change is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886558729-6944) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

AADE recognizes NASW, APA, and CDR as continuing education providers on the NCBDE list of recognized approved providers. The continuing education must be applicable to diabetes. Participants are responsible for contacting their respective state and discipline licensing boards to confirm acceptance of CE hours.

Center for Change is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Change maintains responsibility for this program and its content.




Description of Presentation:

Eating disorders are sometimes baffling to health care providers, often disguising themselves as painful conditions. The spectrum of pain caused by anorexia and bulimia includes almost every body system and is easily misdiagnosed early on. Healthcare practitioners are in a unique position to identify patients with eating disorders and start them on their path to complete recovery. This presentation will review the diverse causes and presentations of pain in patients who suffer from eating disorders. Case studies will be used to walk participants through a screening tool and diagnostic approaches as well as to display the “pretender” nature of anorexia and bulimia. The members of the treatment team will be discussed, as well as indications for a higher level of care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe diverse causes and presentations of pain in patients who suffer from anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
  2. Apply validated screening tools to screen patients for anorexia and bulimia.
  3. Create a team to connect patients with eating disorders to an effective outpatient interdisciplinary treatment team.
  4. Explain important clinical findings that necessitate a higher level of care.

Training For:

Staff of Hospitals, Medical Centers, Mental Health Clinics, General Medicine Physicians, Psychiatrists, APRN’s, Psychologists, Counselors, Dietitians, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, Mental Health Technicians for all levels including introductory to advance


February 19, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm