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Basics

Published June 2017

MBSAQIP Standards Manual Effective October 2016

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Adolescents

Published June 2017

This section contains information and resources for healthcare staff involved in the care of the adolescent bariatric surgery patient.

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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

These materials are presented by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, primarily the Integrated Health section of the Society, regarding the surgical treatment for obesity or metabolic disease. The documents presented are based on current clinical experience and medical evidence available at this time. The materials are not definitive, and are not the recommendations of the Society. The documents and their contents are not intended as, and can not be construed as, stating…

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Psychosocial Guidelines

Published June 2017

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