PROVIDING NUTRITIONAL EDUCATION FOR VERTICAL SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY PATIENTS
Today, Bariatric Surgery is one of the most effective treatments for sustained weight loss and to reduce complications brought on by obesity. Several Bariatric surgeries are being performed around the world with the Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (LVSG) gaining popularity. If you haven't already cared for a patient who has undergone LVSG surgery, it's likely that at some point in your healthcare career you will. I find working in large bariatric program, that many health care providers, nurses, dietitians, residents and interns don't know about the LVSG and how to manage patients Pre-operatively/postoperatively. This webinar is intended to inform you about the importance of Nutritional care preoperatively and postoperatively following LVSG. This webinar is for you if you are seeking nutritional education on LVSG including post-op nutritional issues, diet, vitamin deficiencies, iron deficiency, and long term nutrition.
Upon successful completion of this 2-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Understand nutritional needs for LVSG.
Understand Post-op Nutritional issues for LVSG.
Be able to recommend nutritional interventions for Vitamin Deficiencies and toxicity in LVSG.
Recognize iron deficiency and appropriate nutritional interventions following LVSG.
Understand the Dietitians role in the bariatric surgery process.
Janelle Hodovic RD, LD, MPH, is a Dietitian working in Bariatrics for the past 13 years for Unity Point Weight Loss Clinic in West Des Moines, Iowa. Staying healthy has always been a passion of hers. Working in the healthcare field, she's seen first-hand the effects of obesity. It is creating a substantial public health crisis in the United States and in the rest of the developed world. Over the years we have seen an increase in the prevalence of weight issues and obesity reflected among all ages, ethnic, racial and educational backgrounds. In her free time, she is a spinning instructor and CxWorks instructor at Gold's Gym and Aspen Athletic Clubs. She also enjoys participating in marathons, triathlons, road races, mountain biking and skiing. She has run 9 marathons including Boston, NYC, Chicago and Berlin. She is also an adjunct instructor for Grandview College in Des Moines, Iowa.