The Certified Bariatric Nurse Review Course is designed for licensed Registered Nurses (RN) who have been involved in the nursing care of patients with obesity, for a minimum of two years, and are preparing to take the Certification Exam. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: Describe extreme obesity and the history of weight loss surgery. Review clinical management for four weight loss surgery procedures. Define team collaboration, program administration and outreach related to the management of severe obesity. Discuss strategies for successful test taking.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to identify signs and symptoms of complications following bariatric surgery.
  2. Participants will be able to apply evidence-based recommendations when educating patients about diet and nutritional supplements following bariatric surgery.
  3. Participants will be able to discuss pharmacological interventions for the treatment of obesity.

1:30pm Pharmacology
Deborah Horn, DO MPH MFOMA
2:30pm Adjustable Gastric Band
Laura Boyer, FNP-C
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Psychology Aspects related to Bariatrics
Emily Fink, PsyD
4:30pm Test taking strategies
Barbara Lawrence, RN MEd