The goal of this article is to explain what Bariatric surgery is; discuss the criteria used for consideration of patients eligible for Bariatric Surgery; discuss the physical and psychological issues inherent in patients undergoing Bariatric surgery; discuss the various operation choices available; discuss pre and post-op nursing care; and postoperative outcomes.
Course Publication Date: May 06, 2015
This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE
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|Author:||Linda Aumiller RN, MSN
|Miriam Moskowitz RN, MSN
|Steven E. Raper M.D.
|Delivery Method:||Online Self Study
|Category:||Community & Home Health
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Psychiatric & Mental Health
- Describe physical and psychological issues in determining appropriate candidates for Bariatric Surgery.
- Differentiate between the various surgical options available for the severely obese.
- Name possible complications of Bariatric Surgery
- Describe the pre-op teaching items that need to be discussed with the patient considering Bariatric Surgery.
- Describe post-operative teaching (physical and psychological)
- Describe postoperative outcomes that the patient may experience, and available organizations and help groups.