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To date, physical activity and exercise guidelines have not been developed specifically for patients who have had bariatric surgery. A variety of published studies have investigated physical activity and exercise patterns in patients post-operatively and have stressed the importance of beginning physical activity counseling prior to surgery.
The Pharmacy section contains information that healthcare staff involved in the care of the bariatric surgery patient should know regarding perioperative management of medications.
Nutrition and supplementation plays a critical role in the ongoing health of a patient undergoing bariatric surgery. In this section, you will find an outline of items to consider in the creation of your patient documents concerning nutrition and supplementation.
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.