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7.5 CEU

This item is Part 1 of a two-part course. Part 2 of this course will be held on Monday, November 3, 2014 from 8:00am – 12:00pm. Both Part 1 AND Part 2 are required to complete this course. Only 1 registration is required for this course.

Course Directors

Barbara Lawrence, RN, MEd and Bobbie Lou Price, BSN, RN, CBN Course

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.

Course Objectives

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
  • Explain team collaboration, program administration and outreach related to the management of morbid obesity
  • Discuss strategies for successful test taking.

Course Agenda

8:30am
Introduction/Welcome
Bobbie Lou Price, MSN, RN, CBN
8:45am
Team Collaboration and Outreach
Bobbie Lou Price, MSN, RN, CBN
9:15am
Positioning the Bariatric Patient in the OR
Barbara L. Lawrence, RN, MEd
9:45am
Program Administration
Jamie J. Carr, RN, CBN
10:15am
BREAK
10:30am
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Deborah A. Gross, MHA, BSN, RN, CBN
11:45am
Introduction to Obesity, History of Weight Loss Surgery
Samer G. Mattar, MD
12:30pm
LUNCH
2:00pm
Medical Weight Management/Pharmacology
Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP
3:15pm
BREAK
3:30pm
BPD/DS
Laura M. Boyer, RN, CBN
4:30pm
Gastric Bypass
Pamela R. Davis, RN, BSN, CBN
5:30pm
Closing Remarks
Bobbie Lou Price, MSN, RN, CBN
6:00pm
Adjourn