Complication Recognition

Published June 2017

Obesity can adversely affect all body systems creating a potentially higher risk for complications after surgery both related to the general surgical experience itself and/or related to the specific bariatric procedure. This section contains a content outline for suggested topics, a reference and resource list, and examples of staff education presentations.

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Behavioral Health

Published June 2017

In this section, you will find resources to assist in educating your program staff on topics related to behavioral health.

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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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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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