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Bariatric Surgery
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Bariatric Surgery

Course author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN
Contact Hours: 1.5
Price: $4.49
Course Free with purchase of unlimited courses!

Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 7/7/2014
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Course Description
This continuing education course for nurses on Bariatric Surgery first looks at the problem of obesity and then covers bariatric surgery. Topics covered include: the two major techniques of bariatric surgery, the complications of bariatric surgery and postoperative period.
Learning Objectives
  1. The participant will identify three health problems associated with obesity.
  2. The participant will identify the specific body mass index that defines obesity.
  3. The participant will identify the two basic techniques of bariatric surgery.
  4. The participant will Identify three complications of bariatric surgery.
  5. The participant will identify one nutritional complication of bariatric surgery.
  6. The participant will identify the most important major nutrient needed after bariatric surgery.
  7. The participant will identify two micronutrients that can be affected by bariatric surgery.
  8. The participant will identify two eating behaviors the bariatric surgical patient must develop.
Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Obesity: Definition
  • Diagnosis, Pathogenesis, and Complications
  • Bariatric Surgery: The Basics Complications of Bariatric Surgery
  • After the Surgery
  • Psychological Issues
  • Nutritional Issues
  • Plastic Surgery After Bariatric Surgery
NurseCe4Less is ANCC approved
NurseCe4Less is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (ANCC)

Disclaimer

The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

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