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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

| April 1, 2019

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 […]

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

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

| April 1, 2019

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 […]

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The ASMBS Continuing Evaluation into Bariatric Specific Credentialing/Certification for PAs, NPs, and CNSs

The ASMBS Continuing Evaluation into Bariatric Specific Credentialing/Certification for PAs, NPs, and CNSs

| April 1, 2019

by William Gourash, PhD, CRNP, and Karen Flanders, MSN, CNP, CBN Dr. Gourash is with Magee Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ms. Flanders is with Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to […]

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Prescribing Controlled Substances: Managing the Risk

Prescribing Controlled Substances: Managing the Risk

| April 1, 2019

by Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD Ms. Vanderpool is Vice President, Risk Management at PRMS, Inc. in Arlington, Virginia. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: The authors reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Reprinted with permission from Innov Clin Neurosci. 2018;15(3–4):47–51. © Copyright Matrix Medical Communications, 2018. […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| April 1, 2019

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April 2019 Digital Edition

April 2019 Digital Edition

| April 1, 2019

Click the cover below to access the April 2019 digital edition of Bariatric Times!

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News and Notes on the Latest Issue of BT

News and Notes on the Latest Issue of BT

| January 1, 2019

By 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 another issue of Bariatric Times. This month, “Raising […]

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Addressing Burnout during Your Patient’s Weight Loss Journey Requires a Passion for Obesity Treatment through Great Losses and Regains

Addressing Burnout during Your Patient’s Weight Loss Journey Requires a Passion for Obesity Treatment through Great Losses and Regains

| January 1, 2019

By 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, Lately, we have seen a lot of coverage on burnout syndrome among healthcare professionals and […]

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Long QT Syndrome and Risk for Hypoglycemia in a Postbariatric Surgery Patient

Long QT Syndrome and Risk for Hypoglycemia in a Postbariatric Surgery Patient

| January 1, 2019

by Roselyn Cristelle Mateo, MD, MS, and Mary Elizabeth Patti, MD Dr. Mateo is with the Division of Endocrinology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Joslin Diabetes Center, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Patti is with the Division of Endocrinology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Joslin Diabetes Center, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Funding: Dr. […]

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Impact of a Hub-and-spokes Healthcare Model for Obesity Treatment Improving Patient Care through Affordability in the Veneto Region, Italy

Impact of a Hub-and-spokes Healthcare Model for Obesity Treatment Improving Patient Care through Affordability in the Veneto Region, Italy

| January 1, 2019

by Mirto Foletto, MD; Luca Busetto, MD; Roberto Vettor, MD; Claudio Pilerci, MD; and Domenico Mantoan, MD Drs. Foletto, Busetto, and Vettor are from the Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy. Drs. Pilerci and Mantoan are from Health and Social Services of the Veneto Region in Venice, Italy. FUNDING: No funding was provided […]

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