Running head: NURSING WEEK 1
Nursing Week 1
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NURSING WEEK 1
Clinical Issue Analysis
Clinical Problem: Bariatric Surgery
Nursing Problem: Bariatric Nurses level of care
Patient Population: Obese Adolescents
Bariatric surgery is a type of surgery conducted to help in losing weight by making
changes to the digestive system. Bariatric surgeries tend to reduce the size of the stomach, for
it accommodates fewer amounts of food and making the patient full sooner. Bariatric surgery
is for individuals with a body mass index of 40 and above. Patients with a BMI of 35 to 39..9
can also undergo bariatric surgery in case they have weight-related health complications such
as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, among others.
Childhood and adolescent obesity have emerged as one of the major health concerns
in the US. Almost 7 percent of adolescents have severe obesity, and one-fifth are obese.
Despite Bariatric surgery being remarkably safe and suppressing health complications such as
diabetes, long term complication like neuropathies may occur. These are a result of
nutritional deficiencies, emotional disorders, internal hernias, and anastomotic stenosis.
Hypoglycemia may also occur even 14 years after the surgery. Nurses play an essential role
in bariatric surgery because of the provide care to patients being treated for obesity and other
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