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Implementing a bariatric surgery program.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23356922     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The number of people who are obese or morbidly obese is increasing in the United States. Currently, the most effective means of losing a substantial amount of weight and maintaining the weight loss is bariatric surgery, and health care providers, especially those in surgical services, must be able to safely care for patients undergoing these surgeries. Financial implications of starting a bariatric surgery program and the ongoing costs must be fully understood and supported by both administrators and employees. Special equipment and supplies are needed to handle the higher weight of bariatric patients, and careful planning is required for adequate medical and nursing expertise, staffing, equipment, supplies, facility resources, and patient support services.
Authors:
Patricia Ide; Claire Fitzgerald-O'Shea; David B Lautz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AORN journal     Volume:  97     ISSN:  1878-0369     ISO Abbreviation:  AORN J     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372403     Medline TA:  AORN J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-209     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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Copyright © 2013 AORN, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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