Presented by experienced nurses within the specialty of bariatric surgery, this course offers information and guidance for the basic and safe care of bariatric surgery patients within a Bariatric Surgery Program. Target audience will be Nurses who are new to the specialty or who have worked in the specialty of bariatric surgery for less than 2 years.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to clearly define the role of the bariatric surgery Program Coordinator
  2. Attendees will be able to identify the key components of the perioperative bariatric surgery
  3. Attendees will identify opportunities to increase patient safety
  4. Attendees will gain insight into the significance of long-term followup
  5. Attendees will understand the value of ASMBS IH membership

4:30pm Introduction
Laura Boyer, FNP-C CBN
4:35pm The role of the Bariatric Program Coordinator and the Multidisciplinary Team
Bobbie Lou Price, MSN RN CBN
4:50pm The Pre-Operative Pathway and the Ambulatory Care setting
Karen Schulz, MSN CNS
5:05pm Perioperative Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient
Pamela Davis, RN BSN MBA CBN
5:20pm Long-term followup of the Bariatric Surgery Patient
Laura Boyer, FNP-C CBN
5:35pm The benefits of membership in ASMB Integrated Health
Nathaniel Sann, MSN CRNP FNP-BC
5:50pm Closing
6:00pm Adjourn