Post-Op Nutritional Deficiencies in Bariatric Surgery Patients
Bariatric surgery patients, secondary to the nature of their procedure, are at risk for developing vitamin and mineral deficiencies, especially if they stop taking recommended supplements post-operatively and/or if a complication occurs. Whether practicing in a bariatric program or not, it is often the Registered who has the opportunity to correlate a patient's presenting signs and symptoms with nutrient deficiencies. This webinar discusses which presenting symptoms are related to what micronutrient deficiencies (specifically, thiamin, zinc and copper), suggests lab work to order to validate the suspicion, and provides guidelines for treatment. A case study is presented as an illustration of the role of the RD in identifying a micronutrient deficiency in a post-bariatric surgery patient.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify routine and unusual lab analysis and supplementation in bariatric surgery.

  • Given lab data, patient history, and presenting signs/symptoms, recognize micronutrient deficiency.

  • Using available resources, create a treatment/repletion plan for micronutrient deficiencies.
Live Event Date: Jan 26, 2016
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 3000, 3100, 5000, 5370
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Allied Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, LD
Debbie Petitpain

Debbie Petitpain, MS, RD, LD is a registered dietitian with Sodexo at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. For years 10 years she worked with the Bariatric Surgery Program and more recently, is in the Office of Health Promotion and enjoys working with people looking to make dramatic diet and lifestyle changes to lose weight, improve their medical problems and get healthier!

At home, she and her husband model to their two young daughters how food nourishes the body, gives us energy, helps us grow and connects us to our community. She graduated from the College of Charleston, received her Masters in Nutrition from Boston University and completed her dietetic training in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has co-authored several papers on bariatric nutrition and in 2012 co-authored the book chapter "Bariatric Surgery and Post Bariatric Surgery Nutrition Needs."

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