Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy - Considerations and Nutritional Implications

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5125, 5370, 5390; Level 2

This continuing education course reviews the historical and current progression of vertical sleeve gastrectomy, its known mechanism of action, indications and contraindications for undergoing the procedure, and pre- and postoperative nutritional considerations. This course brings to the forefront the critical role nutrition plays in preventing or treating complications and suggests current, practical, and evidence-based dietary recommendations.

Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the May 2014 issue of Today's Dietitian. It was written by Lillian Craggs-Dino, DHA, RDN, LDN, a practicing bariatric dietitian, support group coordinator for a renowned bariatric program in south Florida, national and international speaker, and freelance food and nutrition writer.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

  1. Describe the history of vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) as a stand-alone bariatric procedure and distinguish its mechanism of action and efficacy.
  2. Identify potential nutritional deficiencies that result from undergoing the procedure.
  3. Apply current practice nutrition guidelines to direct dietary counseling.
  4. Demonstrate the importance and role of the dietitian in VSG’s durability and success.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CDR
Course opens: 
04/28/2014
Course expires: 
04/27/2015
CE Club cost:
$12.00
Cost:
$24.00
Rating: 
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Lillian Craggs-Dino, DHA, RDN, LDN, is a practicing bariatric dietitian, support group coordinator for a renowned bariatric program in south Florida, national and international speaker, and freelance food and nutrition writer.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/28/2014
Course expires: 
04/27/2015

Price

CE Club cost:
$12.00
Cost:
$24.00
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