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Katie Chapmon, MS, RD
Chair


Kasey Goodpaster, PhD
Co-Chair


Stephanie Sogg, PhD
IH Executive Council Liaison, Immediate Past Chair

Members

Sue Benson-Davies, PhD, DCN, MPH, RD, FAND, LN
Nancy Browne, MS, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, CBN
Gwendolyn Crispell, RN, MSN, CBN
Michael Dougherty, II, PA-C

Karen Flanders, MSN, ARNP, CBN
Charmaine Gentles, ANP-BC, RNFA
Julie Parrott, MS, RD, CPT
Debra Proulx, RN, BHS, MBA, CBN
Melissa Santos, PhD

Clinical Issues Committee MD Liaison

Dan Eisenberg, MD

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Leslie Vinson

Mission

The mission of the Integrated Health Clinical Issues Committee is to create evidence-based position statements with focus on clinical issues related to the integrated multidisciplinary team as well as issues related to the individual integrated health disciplines with the goal of enhancing the safety, quality and outcomes of bariatric and metabolic surgical patient care.

Description

The ASMBS Clinical Issues Committee represents multiple disciplines of bariatric integrated health professionals with at least one member representing the following disciplines – nursing, behavioral health, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, registered dietitian, and pharmacist. The Committee members are appointed by the IHEC President with input from the Committee Chair and Co-Chair.

Objectives

  1. Identify, develop, and revise best practice recommendations, clinical guidelines, position statements and protocols for the different disciplines within Integrated Health; Review and reassess every 2 years.
  2. Identify and provide support to the committee/member(s) developing best practices, clinical guidelines, position statements and recommendations.

Committee Goals

Short-Term

1) Complete the Nutrition for Pregnancy after Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Literature Review and Practical Guide
2) Transfer the IH Toolkit from the ASMBS website to the ASMBS Active IH Members Facebook page
3) TelePsych Survey Task Force – papers on General Controversies, Qualitative and Quantitative Data
4) Collaborate with the CIC on the ASMBS Position Statement on Preoperative Patient Optimization before Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Mid-Term

1) Nutrition Guidelines: Macronutrients
2) Behavioral Health Adolescent & Pediatric Psych Guidelines

Long-Term

1) Review potential and existing statements, papers, and resources
2) Cannabis Paper
3) Possible SADI micronutrient review

Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives:

Short-Term:
1) Final draft of the Nutrition for Pregnancy after Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Literature Review and Practical Guide complete and with the IHEC for final review
2) Reviewed current non-published and published resources for the IH Toolkit – collaboration with the IH Multidisciplinary Care and IH Communications Committees
3) TelePsych Survey – the qualitative examination of the free-text responses is complete and the paper is in near-final draft
4) Several committee members contributed to the ASMBS Position Statement on Preoperative Patient Optimization before Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, now in review with the committee after member comments

Mid-Term:
1) Nutrition Guidelines: Macronutrients
2) Behavioral Health Adolescent & Pediatric Psych Guidelines – scoping review – have determined their focus and their questions, beginning the literature search/review phase

Long-Term:
1) Reviewed and updated the 2014 MBS Coordinator Job Description
2) Cannabis Paper – writing group formed; added an Ad Hoc member for this paper
3) Proposal for a SADI micronutrient review currently with the IHEC for a decision

2020-2021 Completed Projects

1) Integrated Health Toolkit moved to Active AMSBS IH Members Only Facebook page (coordination with IH Communications Committee)
2) Assisted the IHEC on updating the IH Process for Statement Development for manuscript writing and approval
3) 2014 MBS Coordinator Job Description updated and published on the MBSAQIP website and Active AMSBS IH Members Only Facebook page

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