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The Assessment Based Certificate (ABC) Course is designed for advanced practice providers including nurse practitioners, physician assistants and clinical nurse specialists who have been involved in the care of patients with severe obesity. The ABC course curriculum includes all educational components and will culminate with an exam, testing on the knowledge of the attendee. A minimum of two years of experience in this specialty is required to take the certificate exam which will be offered the next day.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe severe obesity and the epidemiology of metabolic and bariatric surgery.
  2. Review evaluation and indications of potential candidates for surgery.
  3. Discuss preop/periop/postop management of metabolic and bariatric surgery patients.
  4. Identify signs and symptoms of complications following metabolic and bariatric surgery, including diagnostic testing and management.
  5. Discuss treatment options for weight recurrence.

TBA Welcome
TBA Procedures – Include RYGB, LSG, DS/BPD and include SADI and OAGB
TBA Revisional Surgery
TBA Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
9:30am Break
TBA Adjustable Gastric Band
TBA Question and Answer
TBA In-patient Management + Discharge Planning (include VTE)
TBA Diagnostic Testing – Radiology Testing and Indications
TBA Question and Answer
12:00pm Lunch
TBA Early Post-op
TBA Late Post-op
3:00pm Break
TBA Operative Considerations
TBA Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation, Surveillance, Deficiencies (include treatment
TBA Weight Recurrence/Weight Loss Medications
TBA Closing, Question and Answer
5:00pm Adjourn