A Dietitian’s Guide to Nutrition Care for Bariatric Surgery Course

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Course Expiration: May 31, 2024
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Learn the various aspects of nutrition care for patients that have metabolic and bariatric surgery with this case based self-study course!

This course is appropriate for registered dietitian nutritionists, certified dietitian counseling education specialists, nutrition dietetic technicians, registered, and other healthcare professionals who work with MBS patients. A case-study based CPE exam will assist the learner in applying the material to their work setting.

Topics covered in the required reading include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluation and nutrition care of preoperative and immediate postoperative patients.
  • Nutrition care during weight stabilization.
  • Inadequate weight loss and weight regain after MBS.
  • MBS in adolescents.
  • Special considerations after MBS.
  • Nutrition support therapy after MBS.
  • Endoscopic bariatric surgeries.

An extensive appendix outlines post-operative diet stages, biochemical surveillance, nutrition care tools, management of complications, nutrition troubleshooting, and nutrition counseling and education strategies.

Purchasing Options: Course includes hard copy book, course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade. If you already have the book, use the “additional certificate” option.

This self-study course and required reading is very important for dietitians as there are not many guidebooks for dietitians that are as specific with this amount of valuable information.
- A Dietitian’s Guide to Nutrition Care for Bariatric Surgery Self-Study Course
Leigh Tracy, RD, LDN, CDCES
RDNs and other healthcare professionals will have patients who are either contemplating or have undergone metabolic and bariatric surgery and there are nuances to their care, and this self-study course in combination with the required reading enable the practitioner to consider application and have the most agreed upon evidence-based information vs. surgeon specific guidance.
- A Dietitian’s Guide to Nutrition Care for Bariatric Surgery Self-Study Course
Julie Schwartz, MS, RDN, CSOWM, LD, ACSM-EP, NBC-HWC
This self-study course and required reading is a very thorough and useful resource for those working with bariatric patients pre/post op as well as those in related fields since this surgery is becoming more common and accessible; also many patients dealing with long term complications/issues related to bariatric surgery.
- A Dietitian’s Guide to Nutrition Care for Bariatric Surgery Self-Study Course
Janice Baker, RDN, CDCES, CNSC, BCADM

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Interpret and apply evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of patients undergoing MBS.
  2. Integrate knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care of the MBS patient.
  3. Integrate knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients for absorption, digestion and metabolism for patients undergoing MBS.
  4. Select valid and reliable tools to conduct comprehensive nutrition assessments of MBS patients.

This course is intended for: RDNs, NDTRs and CDCESs

CDR Activity Number: 167990  Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of target audiences.
  • 8.1.2 Integrates knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care.
  • 8.1.4 Integrates knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients for absorption, digestion and metabolism throughout the life span in practice.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 70 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Isom KA, Majumdar MC, eds. Pocket Guide to Bariatric Surgery. 3rd edition. Chicago IL: Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2022.

Disclaimer: The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.

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