szou posted Jun 28 '16 at 8:27 pm
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.


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afedewa posted Mar 14 '16 at 7:34 pm
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
jcaudell posted Dec 10 '14 at 3:55 pm
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?
Thank yo
sbrd2035 posted Oct 27 '14 at 6:34 pm
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
mtskier8 posted Sep 8 '14 at 3:55 pm
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
Seeker posted Mar 9 '13 at 8:45 pm
New to bariatric surgery. Can you please recommend brands of low carb protein drinks you like for each phase of the postop diet? Thank you!

CAHRD posted Aug 3 '12 at 4:39 pm
Is it just me or does anyone else dislike bariatric surgery? I'm so bothered by it. I just feel like removing a part of, or altering, a major organ is not a good idea.

Sure, I understand some drastic situations where bariatic surgery is warranted, but for the most part I just feel that there is another way to do this!

I do not feel like patients are being well screened or education pre-op
racho posted Aug 2 '12 at 7:52 pm
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
vsalvo posted Jun 29 '12 at 12:41 am
My Austin-based firm is working on a collaborative research / benchmarking project related to pre and post surgical weight loss patients.

I'm searching for collaborators interested in participating in this research project. Specifically, RD's/ CCN's willing to share their experiences, protocols, guidelines, data etc.

Selected advisors and collaborators will be cited in the final white p
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