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.
This section contains tools that can be used to track QI/PI within your practice, as well as the most recent MBSAQIP standards manual.
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This section contains items and resources related to medication management for the bariatric surgery patient. There is a paucity of data regarding the impact of bariatric surgery on drug absorption and disposition, but the review articles contained within this section provide an overview of general concepts and potential challenges.
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,…
This section contains guidelines pertinent to specific WLS topics or populations (e.g.,pediatric patients).
In this section, you will find examples of bariatric surgery order sets that might meet compliance for MBSAQIP Standard 5.2, “Perioperative Care Pathways” from the Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Patient, 2016. These include order sets for various phases of the surgical process including pre-operative and immediate post-operative orders, up to and inclusive of discharge from the hospital.
This section contains guidelines pertaining to bariatric nutrition, published by various professional organizations.
This section contains general guidelines pertaining to WLS published by various professional organizations.