Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) Review Course

Monday, November 11, 2013 | EST

Location: A303

Co-Directors: Barbara Lawrence, RN, MEd, and Bobbie Lou Price, BSN, RN, CBN

CE Credits Available: 8.0

Course Overview and Target Audience

This review course is designed for licensed Registered Nurses (RN) who have been involved in the nursing care of morbidly obese and bariatric surgery patients for a minimum of two years and are preparing to take the Certification Exam.

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe morbid obesity and the history of weight loss surgery
  • Review clinical management for four weight loss surgery procedures
  • Explain team collaboration, program administration and outreach related to the management of morbid obesity
  • Discuss strategies for successful test taking


Time Topic Faculty
Bobbie Lou Price, RN, CBN, BSN
8:15am Intro to Obesity, History of Weight Loss Surgery, Medical Weight Management
Samer Mattar, MD, FASMBS
8:45am Adjustable Gastric Band
Jamie Carr, BSN, RN, CBN
9:30am Positioning the Bariatric Patient in the OR
Barbara Lawrence, RN, Med
9:45am BREAK

10:00am Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Samer Mattar, MD, FASMBS
11:00am Bariatric Surgery Vitamin/Mineral Recommendations
Elizabeth M. Goldenberg, MPH, RD, CDN
12:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Deborah Gross, BSN, MHA
1:45pm BPD/DS
Barbara Metcalf, RN, CBN
2:30pm Team Collaboration and Outreach
Bobbie Lou Price, RN, CBN
3:00pm BREAK
3:15pm Program Administration
Jamie Carr, BSN, RN, CBN
3:45pm Medical Weight Loss
Christine Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN
4:15pm Test Taking Tips
Barbara Lawrence, RN, Med
5:00pm ADJOURN