What is the most popular bariatric procedure?

What is the most popular bariatric procedure?

Roux-en-Y (roo-en-wy) gastric bypass. This procedure is the most common method of gastric bypass. This surgery is typically not reversible. It works by decreasing the amount of food you can eat at one sitting and reducing absorption of nutrients.

What are the three most common types of bariatric surgery?

There are currently three primary weight loss (or bariatric) surgeries being performed across the United States. They are Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy.

What are the best practices for bariatric care?

In order to accomplish best practices in bariatric patient care, staff training, teamwork, and preplanning are essential. Just as essential is sensitive care that preserves patient dignity. A knowledgeable staff helps achieve this goal.

What should be included in a bariatric patient handling toolkit?

Also in the toolkit is a description of medical conditions affecting bariatric patients, assessment criteria, algorithms to guide planning safe patient handling and movement, a checklist of safety equipment, a policy template for facility-wide bariatric patient care, and an extensive resource guide of bariatric equipment.

How big do you have to be to be considered a bariatric patient?

Bariatric is often defined as referring to a patient weighing over 350lbs or with a BMI ≥40. We consider all patients ≥250lbsas potentially requiring special equipment and extra attention when it comes to how staff move the patient and how many people are required for these techniques.

What kind of equipment does a bariatric nurse use?

Technological advances assist all aspects of bariatric patient care. Equipment developed for such care includes special beds with a variety of features, such as built-in turning and pressure-relief systems. There is equipment to assist in ambulation, bathing, transport, and repositioning.