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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VTE Prophylaxis

Published June 2017

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.

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Quality & PI Templates

Published June 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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Psychosocial Guidelines

Published June 2017

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Pharmacy

Published June 2017

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.

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