The purpose of this symposium is to focus on issues and trends that occur during bariatric surgical patient education preoperative and pre-hospital discharge practices. This symposium will address four main topics: patient educational content and how its determined, process considerations related to dose, delivery, and access methods, the measurement of knowledge and effect on patient outcomes, and the effects of COVID-19 on patient education practices.
- Summarize patient educational trends in bariatric practice. (descriptive survey results )
- Describe typical preoperative content and examples of nursing research that have been meaningfully applied and successfully translated into bariatric practice. (content)
- Articulate patient education roles and trends of nurses and other bariatric team members in bariatric care. (content & delivery)
- Explain educational trends for meeting patient needs. (delivery & dose)
- Illustrate how technology may assist in delivering patient-centered education. (accessibility & delivery)
- Explore ways to effectively monitor or measure patient knowledge in clinical contexts. . (Measurement)
- Discuss the effects of COVID-19 on patient education of bariatric surgical patients from the providers perspective. (COVID-19)
William Gourash, PhD CRNP RN; Karen Groller, PhD RN CV-BC CMSRN
Important content for preoperative bariatric surgical patient education and why.
Karen Schulz, MSN CNS
Preoperative bariatric surgical patient education: delivery, dose & access
Karen Groller, PhD RN CV-BC CMSRN
Measuring patient understanding and outcomes
Melissa Rowan, RN. BSN
Patient education provider’s perceptions: Current trends.
William Gourash, PhD CRNP RN