Management of Bariatric Surgery Patients: Implications for Pharmacy Practice
Program length: 0.1 CEU
Target audiences: Pharmacists
Knowledge based activity
This course requires completion of survey and a 70% passing quiz grade to receive certificate.
Universal Activity Number: 0048-0000-10-039-H01-P
Course Cost: $10
Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Traditional treatments, including lifestyle changes and pharmacological treatments, are generally ineffective. Bariatric surgery offers an effective treatment for obesity in certain patients, producing significant, long-term weight loss and reduction in the complications associated with obesity, including improvements in concurrent disease states and life expectancy.
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
- Review the epidemiology, associated complications, and treatment options related to obesity
- Understand selection criteria in assessing candidates for bariatric surgery
- Discuss the risk and benefits of bariatric surgery
- Outlines the various types of bariatric surgery procedures
- Discuss various micronutrient deficiencies associated with bariatric surgery including proper monitoring and supplementation
- Define the role of the pharmacists in the management of bariatric surgery patients