BARIATRIC SURGERY SERIES

Course Description:

In this 4-part series, you’ll develop an understanding of the evidence, procedures and expected outcomes of bariatric surgery; examine preoperative nutrition guidelines; review recommendations for early and late phase bariatric postoperative periods; and identify the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for this patient population.

FREE Continuing Education: up to 1.75 RN CE; 1.75 RD CPEU

Modules

Bariatric Surgery: Developing an Understanding of the Evidence, Procedures and Expected Outcomes (Module 1)

Learn about the eligibility requirements for bariatric surgery; identify the types of bariatric surgical procedures and their expected outcomes; and examine the impact of bariatric surgery on chronic disease.

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Program Date: 10 March 2022
Publication Date: 10 March 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In module 1 of this 4-part series, you’ll discuss the eligibility requirements for bariatric surgery; summarize the types of bariatric surgical procedures and their expected outcomes; and describe the impact of bariatric surgery on chronic disease.

Course Objectives:

• Discuss the eligibility requirements for bariatric surgery. 
• Summarize the types of bariatric surgical procedures and their expected outcomes. 
• Describe the impact of bariatric surgery on chronic disease.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.2.1
  • Run Time:26

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Gaurav Sharma, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Robotic Bariatric Surgeon 
Virtua Hospital 
New Jersey, USA
Gaurav Sharma, MD is a board certified robotic bariatric surgeon at Virtua Hospital, New Jersey. He pursued his general surgery residency at Saint Barnabas/ Robert Wood Johnson hospital, New Jersey. During residency, he developed an interest in bariatric surgery and pursued his bariatric surgery fellowship from the University Medical Center of Princeton. He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Sharma performs all types of bariatric surgeries including revisional surgeries. His passion is to fight the widespread epidemic of obesity. Dr. Sharma earned a Diplomate of American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) in 2019. This helped him learn the pathology of obesity in-depth and he is now able to provide comprehensive care to his patients. He works with a team of Registered Dietitians, psychologists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three boys.

Setting Patients Up for Success: Prioritizing Nutrition Prior to Bariatric Surgery (Module 2)

Learn about the role of Registered Dietitians in preoperative evaluation for patients undergoing bariatric surgery; explore the rationale and outcomes of preoperative weight loss and the liver-shrinking diet; and more.

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Program Date: 10 March 2022
Publication Date: 10 March 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In module 2 of this 4-part series, you’ll learn about the role of the Registered Dietitian in the preoperative evaluation for patients undergoing bariatric surgery; explore the rationale of the liver-shrinking diet; and summarize preoperative recommendations to optimize the nutrition status of bariatric surgery patients.

Course Objectives:

• Discuss the role of Registered Dietitians in preoperative evaluation for patients undergoing bariatric surgery. 
• Explore the rationale and outcomes of preoperative weight loss and the liver-shrinking diet. 
• Review the evidence-based nutritional guidelines and summarize preoperative recommendations to optimize nutrition status for patients undergoing bariatric surgery.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.2.2
  • Run Time:34

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Katie Robinson, PhD, MPH, RD, LD, CNSC

Medical Science Liaison 
Scientific and Medical Affairs 
Abbott Nutrition 
Columbus, OH, USA
Dr Robinson serves as a Medical Science Liaison with the Adult Therapeutics MSL Team. Prior to joining Abbott, she conducted research on the impact of nutrition and genetics on outcomes of behavioral and surgical weight loss interventions. Dr Robinson completed her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics at Iowa State University and her dietetic internship at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She earned her Master of Public Health and PhD in Nutritional Sciences in the Illinois Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program at UIUC. Her graduate research sought to understand how preoperative dietary interventions and individual genetic variation contribute to improved insulin sensitivity following bariatric surgery. During her time at UIUC, she taught multiple undergraduate and graduate courses and assisted with coordinating the undergraduate didactic program in dietetics. Following graduate school, she completed postdoctoral training at the University of Iowa in the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Diabetes Research Center. Dr Robinson has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her research at national and international conferences.

The Long and Short of It: Postoperative Nutrition to Support Long-Term Success After Bariatric Surgery (Module 3)

Learn about the most recent, evidence-based dietary intake and behavior recommendations for early and late phase bariatric postoperative periods; examine the role of protein in patients' post-bariatric surgery; and more.

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Program Date: 10 March 2022
Publication Date: 10 March 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In module 3 of this 4-part series, you’ll learn the most recent, evidence-based dietary intake and behavior recommendations for early and late phase bariatric postoperative periods; describe the role of protein; and utilize the nutrition-focused physical exam to identify deficiencies for patients' post-bariatric surgery.

Course Objectives:

• Discuss the most recent, evidence-based dietary intake and behavior recommendations for early and late phase bariatric postoperative periods. 
• Describe the role of protein in patients' post-bariatric surgery. 
• Utilize the nutrition-focused physical exam to identify macro and micronutrient deficiencies for patients' post-bariatric surgery.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Run Time:36

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Katie Robinson, PhD, MPH, RD, LD, CNSC

Medical Science Liaison 
Scientific and Medical Affairs 
Abbott Nutrition 
Columbus, OH, USA
Dr Robinson serves as a Medical Science Liaison with the Adult Therapeutics MSL Team. Prior to joining Abbott, she conducted research on the impact of nutrition and genetics on outcomes of behavioral and surgical weight loss interventions. Dr Robinson completed her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics at Iowa State University and her dietetic internship at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She earned her Master of Public Health and PhD in Nutritional Sciences in the Illinois Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program at UIUC. Her graduate research sought to understand how preoperative dietary interventions and individual genetic variation contribute to improved insulin sensitivity following bariatric surgery. During her time at UIUC, she taught multiple undergraduate and graduate courses and assisted with coordinating the undergraduate didactic program in dietetics. Following graduate school, she completed postdoctoral training at the University of Iowa in the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Diabetes Research Center. Dr Robinson has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her research at national and international conferences.

Identifying Considerations Across the Continuum of Care: Best Practices for a Multidisciplinary Approach (Module 4)

Learn about the determinants of weight recidivism post-bariatric surgery; examine patient perceptions of post-bariatric surgical care; and identify considerations across the continuum of care and discuss best practices for a multidisciplinary approach.

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Program Date: 10 March 2022
Publication Date: 10 March 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.25; Dietitian CPEU: 0.25

Course Description:

In module 4 of this 4-part series, you’ll examine determinants of weight recidivism post-bariatric surgery; discuss patient perceptions of post-bariatric surgical care; and discuss best practices for a multidisciplinary approach.

Course Objectives:

• Examine determinants of weight recidivism post-bariatric surgery. 
• Discuss patient perceptions of post-bariatric surgical care. 
• Identify considerations across the continuum of care and discuss best practices for a multidisciplinary approach.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 2.3.3, 3.1.2
  • Run Time:18

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Gaurav Sharma, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Robotic Bariatric Surgeon 
Virtua Hospital 
New Jersey, USA
Gaurav Sharma, MD is a board certified robotic bariatric surgeon at Virtua Hospital, New Jersey. He pursued his general surgery residency at Saint Barnabas/ Robert Wood Johnson hospital, New Jersey. During residency, he developed an interest in bariatric surgery and pursued his bariatric surgery fellowship from the University Medical Center of Princeton. He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Sharma performs all types of bariatric surgeries including revisional surgeries. His passion is to fight the widespread epidemic of obesity. Dr. Sharma earned a Diplomate of American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) in 2019. This helped him learn the pathology of obesity in-depth and he is now able to provide comprehensive care to his patients. He works with a team of Registered Dietitians, psychologists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three boys.
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