Current Information on Bariatric Surgery
The goal of this course 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; postoperative outcomes, and review the different procedure techniques.

Course Publication Date: November 06, 2022

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:BS0722
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
  • Recall physical and psychological issues in determining appropriate candidates for bariatric Surgery

  • Differentiate between the various surgical options available for the severely obese

  • Identify possible complications of bariatric Surgery

  • Recall the pre-op teaching items that need to be discussed with the patient considering bariatric Surgery

  • Recall post-operative teaching (physical and psychological)

  • Recall postoperative outcomes that the patient may experience

  • Identify available organizations and help groups


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