Obesity and Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient

The purpose of this 1 hour course is to prepare nurses for dealing with the challenges that the bariatric patient may present with during their acute and subsequent hospital admissions.
This course will provide a foundation for the understanding of postoperative gastrointestinal anatomy, assist nurses in assessment and care of the obese patient, and enhance knowledge base for prompt recognition of early and long term postoperative complications associated with the treatment of bariatric surgical patients.