Mobilizing the Patient

Published June 2017

Handling and mobility tasks associated with bariatric populations are complex and needs a multifaceted, interdisciplinary, comprehensive approach. This section regarding patient mobility contains a content outline, reference list, resource list and example staff education presentations.

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Sample Job Descriptions

Published June 2017

This resource provides templates for job descriptions for potential healthcare providers within a metabolic and bariatric surgery program. 

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Physical Activity

Published June 2017

Providing recommendations and resources based on a patient’s individual needs and history is critical. This section provides links to websites that can help you develop materials for patients related to physical activity and ideas for creative resources to provide.

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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. This section supplies resources and guidelines of nutrition and supplemental research, however this does not encompass the vast amount of data concerning this subject matter and is not all-inclusive.

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Informed Consent

Published June 2017

This section contains information that can assist healthcare professionals in creating patient education materials to be provided throughout the informed consent process. As individual programs differ, these resources are not all-encompassing and should be tailored to each program’s needs.

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Facility Stay

Published June 2017

This section contains an 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 these resources are provided as a guide only.

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VTE Prophylaxis

Published June 2017

This section contains articles and guidelines relevant to prophylaxis for VTE in WLS patients. This statement was reviewed for update and determine no updated needed in 2017.

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Psychosocial Guidelines

Published June 2017

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Clinical Pathway Templates

Published June 2017

A clinical pathway is a tool used to define, standardize, and sequence the interventions required by each member of the multidisciplinary bariatric surgery team to reduce risk, optimize outcomes, and ensure quality care. In this section, you will find examples of bariatric surgery pathway formats for gastric sleeve, gastric band, and gastric bypass surgeries, spanning the time frame from initial contact, through pre-op, staging, intra- op and post-op, to follow up care. These pathways include assessment, diagnostics, consults, medications, potential complications,…

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