Course Overview and Target Audience

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

1:30pm Introduction/Welcome
Bobbie Lou Price, MSN RN CBN
1:45pm Introduction to Obesity, History of Weight Loss Surgery
Allan Whitgrove, MD
2:45pm Adjustable Gastric Band
Christine Bauer, MSN RN CBN
3:30pm Break
3:45pm Pharmacology
Christopher D Still, DO FACN FACP
4:30pm Gastric Bypass