Selection and Medical Management of Weight Loss Surgery Patients
A Comprehensive Guide to Weight Loss Surgery for Primary Care and Specialty Providers
April 9, 2016
100 Woodland Pond Drive
Cary, NC 27513
This annual course is held locally to teach primary care and specialty providers about the latest advances in weight loss surgery, how to identify patients suitable for surgery, how to assist patients in the weight loss surgery evaluation process, and how to manage patients who have undergone weight loss surgery. The course focuses on the long-term post-surgical medical management of the patient for successful weight loss, the management of co-morbidities, and identifying potential risks. View course brochure
♦ Identify the disease of morbid obesity and its co-morbid conditions
♦ Increase knowledge of weight loss surgery procedures and procedure outcomes
♦ Explain common operative and post-operative complications
♦ Review and discuss how to manage changes after weight loss surgery; diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bone metabolism, pregnancy, depression, and endocrine diseases
♦ Help patients achieve and maintain successful weight loss
This course is intended to meet the needs of primary care providers and other specialists who manage patients with morbid obesity. This course is also beneficial to residents and fellows in surgical or medical training as well as physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education & Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Category 1: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education& Professional Development is designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing CE: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education & Professional Development designates this activity for up to 6.5 credit hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.