Adjustment of Gastric Bands for the Non-Physician

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | EST

Location: A313-A314

Co-Directors: Rachel Dickerson, NP, and Giovanni Dugay, NP

CE Credits Available: 4.0

Course Overview and Target Audience

This is an ASMBS course designed for non-physicians, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Clinical Nurse Specialists, who are interested in refining their skills and competency  in caring for the Gastric Band patient. This course also provides an overview of the comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the management of the Gastric Band patient through the ASMBS credentialing guidelines. This course features a hands-on band adjustments skills station set up for participants to practice adjustments on gastric band ports.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the credentialing guidelines for gastric band adjustments
  • Differentiate and describe the scope of practices for band adjustment procedures
  • Identify the Global Credentialing Requirements  for performing band adjustments
  • Discuss band adjustment strategies for success weight loss
  • Discuss nutrition and physical activities guidelines with gastric band patients
  • Discuss short, long term, and potential complications of gastric band
  • Demonstrate band adjustments skills


Time Topic Faculty
1:30pm Welcome and Introduction
Gio Dugay, NP, and Rachel Dickerson, NP-BC, CBN
1:45pm Credentialing Guidelines for Gastric Band Adjustments
Lisa Luz, RN, MSN, CBN
2:15pm Adjustment Protocols/ Procedures
Nate Sann, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC
3:00pm Long-term Complication, Assessment, and Management
Rachel Dickerson, NP-BC, CBN
3:30pm BREAK
3:45pm Success Strategies: Post-op dietary and physical activity recommendations
Tina Musselman, MA, RD, CCN
4:30pm Question & Answer Session
All Faculty
5:00pm Skills Lab Session
All Faculty