CURRENT ISSUE: VOL. 16, ISSUE 4, APRIL 2019

Matrix Medical Communications Reaches 1,000-certificate Milestone for Bariatric Times Integrated Health Continuing Education Department

Matrix Medical Communications Reaches 1,000-certificate Milestone for Bariatric Times Integrated Health Continuing Education Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania, May 14, 2019 — Matrix Medical Communications, publisher of the peer-reviewed, monthly journal Bariatric Times (BT), announced today that more than 1,000 certificates of successful completion have been awarded to integrated health (IH) professionals through its widely read IH Continuing Education (CE) Department, which offers complimentary self-study CE activities […]

News and Notes on the Latest Issue of BT

News and Notes on the Latest Issue of BT

John M. Morton, MD, MPH Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Chair, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), American College of Surgeons, Past President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Dear Friends and Readers, Welcome to the April 2019 issue of Bariatric Times. This month, in “Raising the Standard,” Petrick and […]

Preparing for Rare Complications in Clinical Practice

Preparing for Rare Complications in Clinical Practice

By Christopher Still D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP Co-Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Friends and Readers, This month, we are pleased to present another module in our Integrated Health Continuing […]

Rhabdomyolysis Following Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

Rhabdomyolysis Following Bariatric Surgery—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions To access post-test and obtain credit, visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-April2019 (This activity is approved for nurses only). Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by April 1, 2020. Participants must answer at least 70% of the […]

Process Improvement: A Case Study Utilizing Pain Management Guidelines in the Care of Patients Following Bariatric Surgery

Process Improvement: A Case Study Utilizing Pain Management Guidelines in the Care of Patients Following Bariatric Surgery

by Patti Murray, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, RN-BC, and Donna Barker, MS, ANP-BC, RN-BC Ms. Murray is a nurse practitioner at Charlotte Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ms. Barker is a pain nurse practitioner from Lake Barrington, Illinois. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content […]

Raising the Standard: Team-based Care: Enhanced Recovery in Bariatric Surgery

Raising the Standard: Team-based Care: Enhanced Recovery in Bariatric Surgery

by Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Petrick is the Quality Director at Geisinger Surgical Institute and Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery for Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric […]

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Weight Bias Among Healthcare Providers: We have Met the Enemy and it is Us—Nursing Accredited

Weight Bias Among Healthcare Providers: We have Met the Enemy and it is Us—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions Visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-March2019 to access the post-test Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by March 1, 2020. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for […]

Inadequate Protein Intake after Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Body Composition and Sarcopenic Obesity—Nursing Accredited

Inadequate Protein Intake after Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Body Composition and Sarcopenic Obesity—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions: Visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-ProteinNursing to access the post-test Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by November 1, 2019. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for the […]

Inadequate Protein Intake after Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Body Composition and Sarcopenic Obesity—Dietitian Accredited

Inadequate Protein Intake after Bariatric Surgery: Effects on Body Composition and Sarcopenic Obesity—Dietitian Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for dietitians. Earn 1.0 CPEU. Course Instructions: Visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-ProteinDietitians to access the post-test Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by November 1, 2021. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for the activity […]

Diabesity: The Worldwide Twin Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes—Nursing Accredited

Diabesity: The Worldwide Twin Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.0 Contact Hour. Course Instructions: Visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-September2018 to access the post-test Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by September 1, 2019. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for the […]

The Role of the Human Microbiome in Obesity-related Health—Nursing Accredited

The Role of the Human Microbiome in Obesity-related Health—Nursing Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for nurses. Earn 1.5 Contact Hours. Course Instructions: Visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-MicrobiomeNursing to access the post-test Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by October 1, 2019. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for the […]

The Role of the Human Microbiome in Obesity-related Health—Dietitian Accredited

The Role of the Human Microbiome in Obesity-related Health—Dietitian Accredited

This is a complimentary continuing education activity for dietitians. Earn 1.5 CPEU. Course Instructions: Visit https://tinyurl.com/BTCE-MicrobiomeDietitians to access the post-test Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by April 26, 2021. Participants must answer at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly to pass and receive credit for the activity […]

RAISING THE STANDARD

Why is Iron Deficiency Such a Problem after Bariatric Surgery and What Can Be Done?

Why is Iron Deficiency Such a Problem after Bariatric Surgery and What Can Be Done?

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Sameera Khan, RD, PA-C,MBA Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York; and Associate Professor of Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, […]

DROP—The First National MBSAQIP Quality Improvement Project: Decreasing Readmissions through Opportunities Provided

DROP—The First National MBSAQIP Quality Improvement Project: Decreasing Readmissions through Opportunities Provided

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Gadaleta is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Southside Hospital and Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York; and Associate Professor of Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell […]

Raising the Standard: ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2018 Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Raising the Standard: ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2018 Getting to the Heart of the Matter

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS Dr. Gadaleta is Associate Chair, Chief of General Surgery, MBS Director, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York. Dr. Petrick is Quality Director, Geisinger Surgical Institute; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania. Bariatric Times. 2019;16(1):8–9. […]

Raising the Standard: The Joy and Privilege of a Surgical Career: An Overview of the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2018

Raising the Standard: The Joy and Privilege of a Surgical Career: An Overview of the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2018

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS  This column is dedicated to highlighting a broad range of quality issues in bariatric surgery. Dr. Gadaleta is Associate Chair, Chief of General Surgery, MBS Director, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York. Dr. Petrick is Quality Director, Geisinger Surgical […]

Raising the Standard: ProvenCare® Bariatric: The Influence of Team-based Care on the Value Equation in Healthcare

Raising the Standard: ProvenCare® Bariatric: The Influence of Team-based Care on the Value Equation in Healthcare

by Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS This column is dedicated to highlighting a broad range of quality issues in bariatric surgery. Dr. Petrick is Quality Director, Geisinger Surgical Institute; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gadaleta is Associate Chair, Chief of General […]

Raising the Standard: Team-based Care: ProvenCare Bariatric and “Unjustified Variability”

Raising the Standard: Team-based Care: ProvenCare Bariatric and “Unjustified Variability”

by Dominick Gadaleta, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS This column is dedicated to highlighting a broad range of quality issues in bariatric surgery. Column Editors Anthony T. Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS Quality Director, Geisinger Surgical Institute; Director of Bariatric and Foregut Surgery, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania Dominick Gadaleta, MD, […]

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How Our Own Biases Are Blocking Progress Against Obesity

How Our Own Biases Are Blocking Progress Against Obesity

A GUEST Message from Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA Mr. Kyle is a pharmacist and healthcare innovation professional who serves on the Board of Directors for the Obesity Action Coalition and advises The Obesity Society on advocacy. At Conscienhealth.org/news, he publishes a widely-read daily commentary that reaches an audience of more than 15,000 thought leaders in […]

Iron Nutrition and Metabolic Surgery: The Next Quality Improvement Challenge

Iron Nutrition and Metabolic Surgery: The Next Quality Improvement Challenge

by Peter N. Benotti, MD; G. Craig Wood, MS; and Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP Drs. Benotti, Wood, and Still are with the Geisinger Obesity Institute, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Bariatric Times. […]

The State of the ASMBS Foundation

The State of the ASMBS Foundation

A Message from Foundation President Rami Lutfi, MD Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am happy to share with you that 2019 is off to a fantastic start for the ASMBS Foundation. In reflecting on the success of the Gala and Walk from Obesity program, it would not have been possible without the unwavering support of […]

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

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News and Notes on the Latest Issue of BT

News and Notes on the Latest Issue of BT

John M. Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Chief of the Section of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Stanford University in Stanford, California; and Past President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dear Friends and Readers, Welcome to the February 2019 issue of Bariatric Times. This month, […]

Observing National Heart Month: Type 2 Diabetes Medications, Bariatric Surgery Show Heart Benefits in Long-term Cardiovascular Outcomes Trials

Observing National Heart Month: Type 2 Diabetes Medications, Bariatric Surgery Show Heart Benefits in Long-term Cardiovascular Outcomes Trials

Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP Co-Clinical Editor of Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Friends and Readers, By now, it is well known that the effects of obesity are far reaching, impacting nearly […]

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