Bariatric Times

MAY 2017

A peer-reviewed, evidence-based journal that promotes clinical development and metabolic insights in total bariatric patient care for the healthcare professional

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19 Hot Topics in Integrated Health Bariatric Times • May 2017 u pdates. The IH Membership Committee continues to grow our membership. The process has been streamlined to make review and acceptance a q uicker and smoother process. The committee continues to explore other benefits and perks for membership. The Multidisciplinary Care C ommittee was under the radar while they completed their survey and white paper on the use of the multidisciplinary teams in bariatric surgery programs across the nation. T he white paper is undergoing some revisions, but will be available soon. Plans are underway to submit another survey for Integrated Health on salaries. Please be sure to c omplete this survey so that we have the most accurate and up-to- date results. The committee hopes to be able to share those results during ObesityWeek 2017. T he IH Support Group Committee has many projects on the table right now. They are currently planning a webinar, conducting a literature search on support groups, and developing a new award for IH Behavioral Health Providers. Please keep your eyes open for the webinar, which is planned for mid to late May 2017. In other news, we have a new committee—the IH Awards Committee. This committee was formed to ensure transparency in the nomination and selection process of all IH awards, and to resolve any conflict of interest with award recipients. The Nutrition Award and IH Research Award are presented at the ASMBS Foundation Luncheon. The rest of the IH awards will be presented during the IH Town Hall/President Address.The IH Awards Committee is also assisting with the creation of several new awards, including IH Committee of the Year, IH Behavioral Health Provider, and IH Advanced Practice Provider. Current IH awards include IH Circle of Excellence, CBN, IH Research, and Nutrition. The IH Executive Council is a great team of healthcare providers with some really great ideas. We remain excited for what is to come in 2017. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Karen Flanders, MSN, CNP, CBN; E-mail: GET THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF BARIATRIC RESOURCES $24.95 (plus $7.95 shipping and handling) *Also available as an e-Book for $14.95. Visit for more information *Also available as an e-Book Visit for more information THE EMOTIONAL FIRST AID KIT: A PRACTICAL G UIDE TO LIFE AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY S ECOND EDITION A "must read" before weight loss surgery... A life-long resource after weight loss surgery. Includes FOUR NEW CHAPTERS covering important topics such as: * The presurgery psychological evaluation *transfer of addiction *PLUS tips on long-term maintenance $27.95 (plus $7.95 shipping and handling) THE CHALLENGES OF CARING FOR THE OBESE PATIENT *ACCREDITED EDUCATIONAL INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM FOR NURSES A case-study textbook and study course designed to teach m ultidisciplinary clinicians a humanistic approach to treating o bese patients through education on relevant topics, such as fitness, critical care, sensitivity, weight loss surgery, c hildhood obesity, change therapy, outcomes, skin injury, ethics, and pain management. $49.95 (plus $7.95 shipping and handling) MICRONUTRITION FOR THE WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY PATIENT Unmonitored nutritional dificiencies can leave weight loss surgery patients vulnerable to both acute and chronic conditions with variably reversible to permanent physical damage. This book is intended to offer a practical manual for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for surgeons, primary care physicians, dietitians, and others caring for weight loss surgery patients. $49.95 (plus $7.95 shipping and handling) WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH Written by experts in the field of bariatics, this textbook has been designed to meet the needs of residents, fellows, and general surgeons who are seeking a comprehensive, up- to-date resource in the ever- evolving field of bariatrics.. *81 Chapters *600 Pages *135 Contributors To order, call Matrix Medical Communications at 866-325-9907 or visit our website at

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