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


8:00am Sleeve Gastrectomy
Karen Flanders, MSN ARNP CBN
8:45am Adjustable Gastric Band
Nathaniel Sann, MSN CRNP FNP-BC
9:30am Break
10:00am Introduction to Obesity, History of Weight Loss Surgery
Kenneth MacDonald, MD
11:15am Psychological Aspects Related to Bariatrics
Paul Davidson, PhD
12:00pm Adjourn