This seminar is for dietitians at any level to improve their assessment and counseling skills of the bariatric patient. Practical and specific information as it pertains to the world of bariatrics will be emphasized. RD's will gain a clear understanding of their role in the pre operative process and techniques they can incorporate into their practice immediately. This is an exciting and growing field with evolving opportunities for interested in weight related issues.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Identify patients who qualify for surgery.
Understand the differences between sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.
Criteria to include in bariatric nutrition assessment.
Be able to identify topics in nutrition counseling specific to bariatric population.
Gina Kessler, RD, CDE, has been a dietitian for the past 10 years focusing much of her work on health promotion and weight control. She has been working with bariatric patients for the past 5 years and currently works for Yale's metabolic and bariatric surgery department. She also works as a health educator and consultant in corporate wellness programs.