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3.75 CME 3.75 MOC 3.75 CEU

Course Directors

Dana Telem, MD; Stephanie Jones, MD

Target Audience

This course is intended for anesthesiologists, internists, surgeons, and allied health providers seeking expert, evidence-based guidance on areas of critical concern in the care of the bariatric surgical patient.

Course Overview

The International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP) and ASMBS have joined forces to present a team approach to evidence-based perioperative care of the bariatric patient. The emphasis will be placed on pre-and post-operative care questions where the potential for gains in patient safety, outcomes, and satisfaction are greatest. Areas to be addressed include DVT prophylaxis, blood pressure and diabetes management, obstructive sleep apnea therapy, surgical pathways, and perioperative pain management.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participant should be able to:

  • Select appropriate therapies for DVT prophylaxis in routine and complex bariatric patients
  • Formulate pre and postoperative management plans for hypertension, hypotension, and diabetes mellitus
  • Examine the use of CPAP therapy in the pre and postoperative period
  • Design surgical care pathways that enhance patient satisfaction and outcome
  • Assess pain management options for opioid na├»ve and chronic pain patients.

Course Agenda

8:00am
Introduction
Roman Schumann, MD
8:10am
Perioperative DVT Prophylaxis for Standard and Complex Patients
Robert B. Lim, MD
8:35am
Postoperative Blood Pressure Management - The Highs and Lows
Guilherme M. Campos, MD
9:00am
Perioperative Management of DM - Best Practices
W. Scott Butsch, MD
9:25am
Question & Answer
9:45am
BREAK
9:55am
OSA Treatment in the Perioperative Period - When and Where?
Stephanie Jones, MD
10:20am
Perioperative Multimodal Pain Management
Mike Margarson, MD
10:45am
Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in the Bariatric Patient - Prophylaxis and Treatment
Anu Wadhwa, MD
11:10am
Surgical Milestones - Steps on the Path
Fady Moustarah, MD, MPH
11:35am
Question & Answer
11:50am
Closing Remarks
Shanu N. Kothari, MD
12:00pm
Adjourn