Special Nursing Considerations in Caring for the Bariatric Patient

  • James Slattery


There are several important elements to the nursing care of bariatric patients who present for endoscopic evaluation. Patient safety, comfort, and education are basic nursing responsibilities that have unique features in this patient population. Technical procedural elements and room setup may also be very different in this group of patients, and nurses must be aware of these intricacies. This chapter focuses on important nursing responsibilities in the care of bariatric patients.


Obstruct Sleep Apnea Bariatric Surgery Motion Sickness Bariatric Patient Chemoreceptor Trigger Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Endoscopy Center, Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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