Integrated Health Adolescent and Bariatric Surgery

Mon 1:30 PM -- 5:30 PM

Location: Room 30B

Track: CE

Course Director:
Cynthia Yensel, MS, RN, CPNP, CBN

*Up to 4 CE credits are available.*

Course Overview and Target Audience:
This half-day course will focus on the adolescent patient as a unique and distinct bariatric surgery patient. Experts in the field will examine the psychosocial, physical, research, practice and clinical issues and needs. This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered dietitians, behaviorists and other clinicians involved in the care of the obese adolescent

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess the impact of bias, discrimination and bullying on the bariatric adolescent
  • Identify psychosocial issues and those effects on the obese adolescent
  • Discuss physical activity options and obstacles
  • Recognize best practices for a bariatric adolescent program
  • Describe postoperative outcomes and how to address them
  • Recognize  the limitations, gaps and strengths in adolescent bariatric surgery

Course Outline:

Welcome and Introduction – Cynthia Yensel, MS, RN, CPNP, CBN

Bias, Stigma and Bullying of Obese Youth – Nancy T. Browne, RN, MS, CPNP, CBN

Quality of Life and Depression – Meg Zeller, PhD

Refreshment Break in the Expo Center

Best Practice for Clinical Programs – Linda Kollar, RN, MSN, CPNP

Exercise and Adolescent Bariatric Surgery – Connie Cushing, BS, MS, DPT

Postoperative Outcomes – Beverly Haynes, RN

Clinical Research In Adolescents – Rosemary Miller, RN, CCRC

“What Would You Do?” – Case Studies and Panel Discussion
All Faculty

Q & A Session


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