Adolescents

Published June 2017

This bucket contains what healthcare staff involved in the care of the adolescent bariatric surgery patient should know regarding the additional considerations in caring for adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery.  Guidelines from several pediatric organizations are provided. These guidelines will set the foundation for adolescent program practice. Please also refer to the MBSAQIP guidelines (located in this toolkit) for their specific guidelines for programs that include adolescent bariatric surgery as well as the sensitivity folder….

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Sample Job Descriptions

Published June 2017

Templates for job descriptions for potential healthcare providers within a metabolic and bariatric surgery program are provided in this sub-bucket.  Although these templates are meant to include the requirements as per the MBSAQIP standards, please be sure to reference the latest version of the MBSAQIP Standards.

a. MBS Coordinator  b. MBS Director   c. MBS Clinical Reviewer    d. MBS Dietitian   e. MBS Behavioral Health Provider   f. MBS Advanced Practice Provider   g. MBS Nurse   h….

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Program Models

Published June 2017

Program models such as community or private practice vs. hospital based programs are explored in this sub-bucket to help provide guidance to the needs and considerations.

a. Community/Private practice program  b. Hospital program  c. Other

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Support Group

Published June 2017

The ASMBS Support Group committee has developed a separate toolkit that provides a tremendous amount of valuable information regarding support group development and operations.

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Physical Activity

Published June 2017

Helping patients increase their physical activity and exercise behaviors before and after surgery can improve long term weight loss maintenance and have many other health benefits. Some patients have a long history of being active while others have led a sedentary lifestyle for many years. Providing recommendations and resources based on a patient’s individual needs and history is critical. No physical activity guidelines have yet been developed that are specific to bariatric surgery patients,…

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Nutrition & Supplements

Published June 2017

Nutrition and supplementation plays a critical role in the ongoing health of a patient undergoing bariatric surgery. Patient Education materials can be developed for each chapter of the bariatric surgery journey including pre-operative, post-operative, life-long and even in-between. Nutrition and supplementation documents will often be based upon the bariatric team’s recommendations. In this section, you will find an outline of items to consider in the creation of your patient documents concerning nutrition and supplementation….

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Informed Consent

Published June 2017

Before undergoing a life-changing procedure, people pursing bariatric surgery should be fully informed of medical, psychological, and behavioral risks–in addition to the behavioral, nutritional, and social changes they are likely to experience post-operatively. Patient education materials can be developed to guide conversations between patients and providers about these risks and outcomes, as well as to document that these important conversations took place. Each program will have key points of informed consent they wish…

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Facility Stay

Published June 2017

Individuals pursuing bariatric surgery want to know what to expect upon during their stay at the hospital. This patient education document may include hospital policy, patient goals during the stay and possibly instructions for friends and family. In this section, you will find and outline of items to consider in the creation of your patient documents concerning the facility stay during the bariatric surgery process. The needs of each clinic will be different, and…

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Behavioral Health

Published June 2017

Behavioral health assessment and support are important components of the bariatric surgery treatment process. Some patients may not have previous experience with behavioral health providers or treatment, may wonder why a behavioral health provider is involved in their bariatric care, or have anxieties or concerns about working with a behavioral health provider. In this part of the Patient Education section, you will find resource lists and examples of educational information to help provide education…

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