This symposium will focus on bariatric surgical topics and clinical challenges particularly geared toward advanced practice providers (PAs, NPs & CNS’). The lecture series will include the topics of Revisional Bariatric Surgery Patients, Addressing Common Post-surgical Pitfalls, The Essentials of Bariatric Vitamins, and The Evolving Role of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) in Bariatric Surgery.

Target audience

Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physicians, and other Integrated Health Disciplines (Registered Nurses, Dietitians, Behavior Health Professionals, Exercise Physiologists, Pharmacists, Etc.)

Learning Objectives

  1. To identify characteristics and strategies for candidates seeking revisional bariatric surgery.
  2. To identify, describe, and discuss treatments of common post-bariatric surgery patient obstacles
  3. To identify and describe bariatric vitamin regiments in a practical and implementable approach
  4. To discuss the current state of Advanced Practice Providers (PA-Cs, NPs, & CNS’) in bariatric surgery and approaches to maximizing licensure

3:45pm Introduction
Michael Dougherty, PA-C
3:50pm Pathway to Success: Best Practices in Choosing a Revisional Bariatric Surgery Patient
Marguerite Sheipe-Dunham, CRNP CBN
4:10pm Pitfalls of the Post-Surgical Bariatric Patient: Best Practices in Addressing Post-surgical Obstacles
Karen Schulz, MSN CNS CBN
4:30pm Vitamin Essentials: Best Practices in Understanding & Implementing a Bariatric Vitamin Regimen
Sue Benson-Davies, PhD DCN MPH RDN LN FAND
4:50pm The Evolving Role of the Bariatric Surgery APP: Best Practices in getting involved, up to date, and maximizing licensure
Jaymey Sweeney, RN MN FNP-C
5:10pm Closing Question & Answer
5:15pm Adjourn