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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164292
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Vital Role of a Clinical Nurse Specialist in a Bariatric Setting
Author(s):
McGinley, Laurie D.
Author Details:
Laurie D. McGinley, RN, MSN, CNS, BC, APN, Western Bariatric Institute, Reno, Nevada, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to outline and discuss the essential role a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) plays in providing optimal patient care to the bariatric patient population. The educational background of a CNS enhances patient care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. As a bariatric program coordinator the CNS can serve to educate not only patients, but other health disciplines. Significance: Obesity is considered a multi-factorial disease. With excessive body weight there is subsequent increase in overall health problems, leading to multiple and significant co-morbidities to include hypertension, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease and depression. As the United States faces an epidemic of obesity the number of bariatric procedures performed has increased dramatically. The inherent risks associated with weight loss surgery require both short and long term management. With progression of surgical weight loss procedures and requisite follow up, the CNS can lend depth of clinical knowledge to this aspect of patient care. In addition the CNS can function as both a leader and educator for both staff as well as patient. Design: This presentation will focus on the expanding role of the CNS to encompass not only inpatient care, but also the growing need for education of the many disciplines involved in the complex care of the morbidly obese patient. Also explored will be the components required to meet Center of Excellence (COE) standards. Methods: n/a Findings: n/a Conclusions: n/a Implications for Practice: The role of Bariatric Program Coordinator requires skills in team management, education, advocacy and sound clinical judgment. The core competencies of expert clinical practice, consultation, expert guidance, both clinical and professional leadership as well as collaboration allow a CNS to function ideally as the leader of an interdisciplinary team with the desired outcome of enhanced patient care.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, held March 5 - 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Vital Role of a Clinical Nurse Specialist in a Bariatric Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGinley, Laurie D.en_US
dc.author.detailsLaurie D. McGinley, RN, MSN, CNS, BC, APN, Western Bariatric Institute, Reno, Nevada, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164292-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this presentation is to outline and discuss the essential role a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) plays in providing optimal patient care to the bariatric patient population. The educational background of a CNS enhances patient care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. As a bariatric program coordinator the CNS can serve to educate not only patients, but other health disciplines. Significance: Obesity is considered a multi-factorial disease. With excessive body weight there is subsequent increase in overall health problems, leading to multiple and significant co-morbidities to include hypertension, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease and depression. As the United States faces an epidemic of obesity the number of bariatric procedures performed has increased dramatically. The inherent risks associated with weight loss surgery require both short and long term management. With progression of surgical weight loss procedures and requisite follow up, the CNS can lend depth of clinical knowledge to this aspect of patient care. In addition the CNS can function as both a leader and educator for both staff as well as patient. Design: This presentation will focus on the expanding role of the CNS to encompass not only inpatient care, but also the growing need for education of the many disciplines involved in the complex care of the morbidly obese patient. Also explored will be the components required to meet Center of Excellence (COE) standards. Methods: n/a Findings: n/a Conclusions: n/a Implications for Practice: The role of Bariatric Program Coordinator requires skills in team management, education, advocacy and sound clinical judgment. The core competencies of expert clinical practice, consultation, expert guidance, both clinical and professional leadership as well as collaboration allow a CNS to function ideally as the leader of an interdisciplinary team with the desired outcome of enhanced patient care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:40Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameClinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, held March 5 - 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgiaen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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