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.

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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

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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Behavioral Health

Published June 2017

This resource includes examples of handouts and worksheets that provide education and tips about behavioral health topics related to bariatric surgery. The needs of each clinic will be different, and these resources are provided as a guide only.

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Band Adjustments

Published June 2017

This section provides, an outline of items to consider for the creation of your adjustable gastric band patient material, resources and guidelines.

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