RN Guide for Bariatric Surgery 2019
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, and review the different procedure techniques.

Course Publication Date: August 09, 2019

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

Author:Linda Aumiller RN, MSN
Miriam Moskowitz RN, MSN
Steven E. Raper M.D.
Course No:GBS080819
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Pediatric Medicine
Psychiatric & Mental Health
Learning Objectives
  • 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.


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