CFS: Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care

Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care is a peer-reviewed journal that provides the cutting-edge research, clinical protocols, and practical tools to provide optimal care for all bariatric patients whose health is seriously compromised by their high BMI and comorbid conditions. The Journal includes original articles, clinical reviews, roundtable discussions, Q&A, resources, and much more. The Journal provides comprehensive information about:

  • Optimizing health outcomes
  • Occupational hazards for bariatric healthcare professionals
  • Transfer, mobility, and patient safety issues
  • Pre-op, peri-op, and post-op standards of practice
  • Pre-surgical work-up and consultation
  • OR supplies and instrumentation
  • Dietary modification and counseling
  • Malabsorption and malnutrition
  • Lifestyle modification and psychological support
  • Exercise, physical therapy, and occupational therapy
  • Patient compliance
  • Anticipating and managing surgical complications
  • Wound care and infections
  • Bariatric teamwork and communication
  • Ethical issues and cultural sensitivities
  • Insurance reimbursement issues
  • Care of the patient with special needs
  • Reconstructive surgery

The Official Journal of the National Association of Bariatric Nurses.

NABN Members: access the full text of the journal through the Members only page of the National Association of Bariatric Nurses website. Bariatric nursing is quickly becoming an area of nursing and allied healthcare specialization. Increasingly, healthcare professionals are encountering obesity in all clinical settings and must be adequately trained for the challenges and safety issues involved. There has been an exponential growth in the number of bariatric surgical procedures, including gastric surgery and banding, due to patient demand and the recognition that surgical intervention is the most effective treatment for morbid obesity.

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