Post-Op Bariatric Surgery — Learn How to Identify Red Flags and Triage Nutritional Deficiencies
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2000, 2090, 3000, 3005, 3100, 5000, 5125, 5370, 5390; Level 2
This continuing education course will discuss the various bariatric surgical procedures as well as the most common nutritional deficiencies in patients before and after surgery and strategies to treat them.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the November 2012 issue of Today's Dietitian. It was written by Margaret M. Furtado, MS, RD, LDN, a bariatric nutrition specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She’s the author of several peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, patient-centered books on bariatric surgery and nutrition, and was a coauthor of the 2008 American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery bariatric nutrition guidelines.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Evaluate the major bariatric surgery procedures and their potential nutritional risks.
- Distinguish the most common micronutrient deficiencies associated with weight loss surgery, and employ nutritional management strategies.
- Apply techniques for assessing common issues and challenges following bariatric surgery.
- 2.00 CDR