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

Audience Response

1:30pm Introduction/Welcome
Bobbie Lou Price, MSN RN CBN
1:45pm Introduction to Obesity, History of Weight Loss Surgery
Samer Mattar, MD FASMBS
2:30pm Adjustable Gastric Band
Christine Bauer, MSN RN CBN
3:00pm Positioning the Bariatric Patient in the OR
Barbara Lawrence, RN MEd
3:30pm Break
3:45pm Team Collaboration and Outreach
Bobbie Lou Price, MSN RN CBN
4:30pm Test Taking Strategies
Barbara Lawrence, RN MEd
5:15pm Closing Remarks
Bobbie Lou Price, MSN RN CBN
5:30pm Adjourn