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WOCN Continuing Education

Good Things Don't Always Come in Small Packages: Comprehensive Care of the Bariatric Patient

Sep 13, 2019 1:00pm ‐ Sep 13, 2019 1:00pm

Expiration Date: Feb 27, 2021

Credits: None available.

Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00


Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Contact Hours: 1.58
Pharmacology Hours: 0
Release Date: 2/27/2019
Expiration Date: 2/27/2021

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience:
RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
Quality care of bariatric patients will become increasingly important given the surge of obesity and morbid obesity in American society. Comprehensive safe, effective, and humane care involves understanding of issues including safe patient handling and mobility, skin and wound care, appropriate sized equipment and the ergonomics of its use, and sensitivity in interpersonal interactions. Theoretical perspectives on precursors to obesity and morbid obesity provide a framework for deeper understanding of their development and approaches to humane care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of critical issues in comprehensive care of bariatric patients including safe patient handing, right-sized equipment, skin and wound care challenges, and interpersonal communications.

The planners and faculty for this program have nothing to disclose unless listed below. All potential Conflicts of Interest have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner, Nurse Planner, and Director of Education, and resolved according to the WOCN Society policy to ensure that no bias exists as a result of disclosed relevant financial relationships with Commercial Interest Organizations.

  • Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, APRN-BC, FNP: Owns stock in Theraworks.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.


  • Mrs. Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, APRN-BC, FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Foothills Rehabilitation Center
  • Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, APNC, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, WOCNEP Director, Rutgers University School of Nursing, Camden
Category: Wound


  • 1.58 - Contact Hours

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