Postbariatric Body Contouring Surgery — Learn About the Dietitian’s Important Role in Counseling and Educating Patients

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5125, 5370, 5390; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 9.6.3, 9.6.4, 9.6.6, 10.2.5

This continuing education course explores the dietitian’s role in counseling and educating patients considering body contouring procedures after bariatric surgery and/or massive weight loss.

Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the November 2017 edition of Today’s Dietitian.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Evaluate and explain the importance of the dietitian’s role in counseling and educating patients considering body contouring procedures after bariatric surgery and/or massive weight loss.
  2. Counsel patients on nutritional considerations involved in body contouring procedures after bariatric surgery and/or massive weight loss.
  3. Distinguish ideal candidates, contraindications, and common complications for body contouring procedures.
  4. Describe the effects of bariatric surgery on body image, health-related quality of life, and desire for body contouring surgery.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CDR
Course opens: 
11/10/2017
Course expires: 
11/09/2020
CE Club cost:
$12.00
Cost:
$24.00
Rating: 
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Mireille Blacke, MA, RD, CD-N, is an adjunct professor at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut; a bariatric dietitian at Bariatric Center at Saint Francis in Farmington, Connecticut; and a freelance health and nutrition writer.

The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program.  She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program.  View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/10/2017
Course expires: 
11/09/2020

Price

CE Club cost:
$12.00
Cost:
$24.00
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