Obesity
The purpose of this course is to define obesity; and to identify co-morbidities associated with obesity. Additionally, bariatric surgical procedures will be described. Guidelines for pre-operative and post-operative nursing care of the patient related to bariatric surgery will be included. Also, included in this course will be information to assist the nurse in identifying potential post-operative complications and nursing interventions for these potential complications.

Course Publication Date: August 08, 2015

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:OBES073015
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Leadership & Case Management
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Learning Objectives
  • Define obesity.
  • Identify co-morbidities.
  • Describe surgical procedures.
  • Provide guidelines for pre and post-operative nursing care.
  • Identify potential post-operative complications.
  • Identify nursing interventions for complications.


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