Townhall: Assisting Patients Post-Bariatric Surgery


Weight loss surgeries are slowly becoming routine in America—and pharmacists must be prepared to be involved in the care of patients who have had bariatric surgery. This session will educate you on the types of weight loss surgeries, their different effects, medication and dosing adjustments post-bariatric surgery, and how to look out for related complications.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the common bariatric procedures being performed on obese patients.
  2. Summarize the lifestyle changes that bariatric surgery patients must make.
  3. Discuss the medications and supplements that bariatric surgery patients must take.
  4. Discuss dosing and absorption challenges in patients post-bariatric surgery.
Katie McClendon, PharmD
Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Services (Jackson campus)
University of MS School of Pharmacy
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services, Advanced New Practitioner
Session Time Slot(s): 
Saturday, March 23
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Washington State Convention Center - Room 608-609
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-048-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .1
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