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Nursing Care of the Super Bariatric Patient: Challenges and Lessons Learned
Version of Record online: 7 JUL 2014
Published 2014. This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the USA.
Volume 40, Issue 2, pages 92–99, March/April 2015
How to Cite
Broome, C. A., Ayala, E. M., Georgeson, K. A., Heidrich, S. M., Karnes, K. and Wells, J. B. (2015), Nursing Care of the Super Bariatric Patient: Challenges and Lessons Learned. Rehabilitation Nursing, 40: 92–99. doi: 10.1002/rnj.165
- Issue online: 12 MAR 2015
- Version of Record online: 7 JUL 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 MAR 2014
- Bariatric patient;
- safe patient handling;
- psychosocial care;
The purpose of this article is to describe the care of a “super bariatric” patient.
Design and Methods
We used a case study approach to describe the complex interdisciplinary care challenges posed in the care of a super bariatric patient at a Veterans Administration Hospital in the Midwest.
Nurses and other healthcare providers discovered ways to provide high-quality patient-centered care under challenging conditions and also ensure the safety and well-being of nursing staff and other providers.
An interdisciplinary, patient-centered approach with advance planning and coordination is necessary to ensure the delivery of safe, high-quality nursing care to veterans with complex health problems who are “super bariatric.”