Bariatric Surgery Update - OT267

Bariatric Surgery Update

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN
OT267
(4.5 / 126 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

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Summary:

Nearly 70% of adults in the U.S. are overweight, and of those, more than one-third are obese. Shockingly, 20.5% of adolescents ages 12 to 19 are obese, 17.7% of children ages 6 to 11 are obese, and 8.4% of children ages 2 to 5 are obese.Weight loss surgery is not necessarily considered experimental or cosmetic; the National Institutes of Health suggests consideration of surgical weight-loss procedures for clinically severe obese people (BMI > 40 kg/m2) and those with a BMI greater than 35 kg/m2 who have certain medical conditions. This module will provide an overview of the bariatric surgical options and of the care of patients who have had bariatric surgery.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists with an overview of the care of patients who have had bariatric surgery. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Differentiate between surgical options available for severely obese individuals
  • Identify psychosocial and quality-of-life issues impacting patients before and after bariatric surgery
  • List metabolic and physiological considerations nurses must be aware of when caring for patients after bariatric surgery
 
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Domain of OT: Context and Environment
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.
 
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy and Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # 50-1489).
 

Course Originally Released on: 9/10/2001
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/17/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/17/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Nilima D - tampa, FL  ·  Jan 01, 2018
lot of good information to guide obese patients
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Megan G - New Market, MD  ·  Dec 27, 2017
Good overview of current bariatric surgery options, results, and expectations for patients.
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Michaela F - Omaha, NE  ·  Aug 06, 2014
This was a great course
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Brenda K - Mesa, AZ  ·  Jan 11, 2014
I didn't realize there were so many side effects from these procedures. I learned from this course. Thank you
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LAURA G - Germantown, TN  ·  Dec 31, 2013
It was a very informative course, I have a family member undergoing a procedure like the one mentioned.
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Price: $19.00
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