Can anyone point me to some good resources for learning the basics about counseling bariatric surgery clients (assessment, kcal/pro needs, etc.)? I've done some Googling, but I want to make sure I'm using evidence-based resources that are widely used by other RDs in the field.
I work almost exclusively with bariatric patients. Currently I see 6-8 outpatients per day, if I'm not teaching any group classes that day. I have 60 minute slots. I think 6-7 outpatients per day is a nice work load. I stay busy through the day and can take adequate time to teach my patients what they need.
Recently, the bariatric program has grown. My schedule will change soon to includ
My program and surgeons have our pts follow a 2-wk pre-op diet. Week 1 is full liquids and week 2 is clear liquids. Post-op...the transition is week 1: clear liquids, week 2: full liquids, week 3/4: pureed, week 5: bariatric soft, week 6: bariatric regular
All that to say; they follow a clear liquid diet for 2 weeks. Any recommendations for supplements on the clear liquid diet. Some of my pati
Hi, I have a pt in ICU who is post op day 6 of duodenal switch. Required intubation. Will need EN support. Reviewing formula options, I am thinking about promote and adding prostat so that pt can rich protein needs with hypocaloric feeding. For first wk suggest 30ml/hour for PO intake, however as pt i approaching 2nd week, trying to figure out appropriate rate of EN infusion. Any ideas?
I am familiar with post-op recommendations for protein for
bariatric pt but what about calories? I know the focus is more on protein and fluids however I had a pt who could not tolerate po diet with subsequent TPN started. For the pt to be approved by Medicare at home pt has to meet 75% est needs via PN. I spoke with the infusion company and they stated that per Medicare guidelines 20-35kcal/kg
I am in the process of applying for my first job as an RD. I would really like to work in the clinical field and there is currently an opening in a bariatric clinic in my area. However, I am unsure if I would enjoy/be successful in this field.
What skills are needed to be successful as a bariatric RD? Is the field clinically challenging? Is this a good field to gain experience in weight manag
Can anyone offer any help or share the structure of your 6-month (1-monthly) pre-op bariatric nutrition program? A new bariatrics program is coming to the hospital in which I work, so I am starting from scratch. I have been able to find plenty of post-op info, diet, programs, etc...BUT, the pre-op nutritional counseling seems to be more of a grey area. Any help on topics and/or structure of anyon