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.

Course Overview

This 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.

NOTE: This is part one of a three part course. All are required to complete this course. Only one registration is required for this course.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: Describe morbid 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 morbid obesity. Discuss strategies for successful test taking

Information subject to change.


1:30pm Introduction/Welcome
Bobbie Lou Price, MSN RN
1:45pm Program administration/Team Collaboration and Outreach
Bobbie Lou Price, MSN RN
2:45pm Positioning the Bariatric Patient in the OR
Barbara Lawrence, RN MEd
3:30pm Break
3:45pm Pharmacology
Christopher D Still, DO FACN FACP
4:30pm Gastric Bypass
Karen Schulz, MSN CNS CBN
5:30pm Closing Remarks
Bobbie Lou Price, MSN RN
5:35pm Adjourn