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3.75 CEU

Course Directors

Rachel L. Dickerson, NP-BC, CBN; Giovanni S. Dugay, APN

Course Overview and Target Audience

This is an ASMBS course designed for non-physicians, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Clinical Nurse Specialists, who are interested in refining their skills and competency in caring for the Gastric Band patient. This course also provides an overview of the comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the management of the Gastric Band patient through the ASMBS credentialing guidelines. This course features a skills lab set up for participants to practice adjustments on gastric band ports.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the credentialing guidelines for gastric band adjustments
  • Differentiate and describe the scope of practices for band adjustment procedures
  • Identify the Global Credentialing Requirements for performing band adjustments
  • Discuss band adjustment strategies for success weight loss
  • Discuss nutrition and physical activities guidelines with gastric band patients
  • Discuss short, long term, and potential complications of gastric band
  • Demonstrate band adjustments skills

Course Agenda

1:30pm
Welcome and Introduction
Rachel L. Dickerson, NP-BC, CBN; Giovanni S. Dugay, APN
1:45pm
Credentialing Guidelines for Gastric Band Adjustments
Giovanni S. Dugay, APN
2:15pm
Adjustment Protocols/ Procedures
Nathaniel J. Sann, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC
3:00pm
BREAK
3:15pm
Long-term Complication, Assessment, and Management
Rachel L. Dickerson, NP-BC, CBN
3:45pm
Success Strategies: Post-op Dietary and Physical Activity Recommendations
Rachel L. Dickerson, NP-BC, CBN
4:30pm
Question & Answer
5:00pm
Skills Lab Session
5:30pm
Adjourn