This session will have three speakers focusing on different aspects of care of the pediatric and adolescent bariatric patient. First Dr. Prout will discuss the medical management of childhood obesity, second Ms. Stellar will present common skin and wound concerns in the pediatric and adolescent bariatric patient, and lastly Dr. Bishop will present common the psychosocial aspects of childhood obesity.
Part 1 This section will explore the medical management of bariatric care in the pediatric and adolescent patient, including diagnostic work-up, diet, medications, and indications for surgical interventions.
Part 2 This section will discuss common skin and wound concerns in the pediatric and adolescent bariatric patient including dressings and products for care.
Part 3 Adverse childhood experiences can influence obesity. How do these experiences shape child into adulthood? This section will focus on psychosocial considerations of obesity and how early experiences give shape to obesity.
At the completion of this session the learner will be able to verbalize common medical, psycho-social and skin and wound concerns in the pediatric and adolescent bariatric patient, and outline guidelines for transitioning to adult care.
Identify the risks, benefits and preparatory procedures for metabolic bariatric surgery in adolescents
MSN, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CWOCN,
Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Practitioner,
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Credits: None available.
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