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Pocket Guide to Bariatric Surgery
Pocket Guide by Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group
Sue Cummings, MS, RD, LDN and Kellene A. Isom, MS, RD, LDN, Editors
Study Guide by Kris M. Mogensen, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, CSP, RDN

20 CPEUs


Pocket Guide, 275 pgs, and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 26 pgs.
This thoroughly updated publication:

  • Incorporates the Nutrition Care Process in the treatment of patients before and after surgery, during weight stabilization, and in lifelong follow-up care.
  • Features the latest research and evidence-based  recommendations  for adults and adolescents.
  • Addresses special considerations, such as type 1 diabetes, pregnancy, kidney disease, and nutrition support.
  • Includes eight appendixes with diet stage summaries, sample nutrition care forms, information on postsurgical supplementation and biochemical surveillance, and other useful tools.

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Pocket Guide to Bariatric Surgery
Pocket Guide by Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group
Sue Cummings, MS, RD, LDN and Kellene A. Isom, MS, RD, LDN, Editors
Study Guide by Kris M. Mogensen, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, CSP, RDN

©2016 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publisher.


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Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for the Pocket Guide to Bariatric Surgery. The program consists of a pocket guide of the same title by the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, edited by Sue Cummings, MS, RD, LDN and Kellene A. Isom, MS, RD, LDN and this study guide. The CPE program is designed to help you counsel bariatric surgery patients, monitor progression after surgery, and manage complications. It is also designed to help you earn 20 Level 2, Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).
To get the most out of this CPE program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:

  • Review the objectives in this study guide.
  • Read and study the pocket guide.
  • Assess what you have learned by answering the self-assessment questions in this study guide.
  • Compare your answers to the answer key, which you will find at the end of the study guide. If you scored at least 80% (40 questions) correct, you have completed the program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REPORTING FORM in front of this study guide. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read the appropriate sections of the book and until you score at least 80% correct.
After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and:
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Upon completion of this CPE program you will be better able to:

  • Identify indications for bariatric surgery;
  • Describe the different types of weight loss surgeries;
  • Assess patient readiness for bariatric surgery;
  • Conduct preoperative evaluation and counseling;
  • Determine the best method for calculating energy requirements;
  • Describe appropriate postoperative diet progression;
  • Calculate excess body weight and percent excess body weight lost;
  • Recommend appropriate vitamin/mineral supplementation;
  • Assess micronutrient deficiencies;
  • Develop a micronutrient repletion plan;
  • Manage nutritional complications after bariatric surgery;
  • Recommend nutrition support therapy, when appropriate;
  • Plan appropriate weight gain for pregnancy after bariatric surgery;
  • Calculate protein needs for pregnancy;
  • Develop meal planning strategies for pregnancy after bariatric surgery;
  • Recognize unique concerns for adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery;
  • Identify when to refer patients back to the primary care physician; and
  • Select appropriate nutrition diagnoses using the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Care Process.


Chapter 1: Overview of Bariatric Surgery
Chapter 2: Evaluation and Nutrition Care of Presurgery Patients
Chapter 3: Nutrition Care in the Immediate Postoperative Period
Chapter 4: Nutrition Care During Weight Stabilization
Chapter 5: Inadequate Weight Loss and Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery
Chapter 6: Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents
Chapter 7: Special Considerations After Bariatric Surgery
Chapter 8: Nutrition Support Therapy After Bariatric Surgery
Appendix A: Online Resources
Appendix B: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) and Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) Diet Stages
Appendix C: Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGS) Diet Stages and Postadjustment Diet Instructions
Appendix D: Post-Bariatric Surgery Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
Appendix E: Biochemical Surveillance After Bariatric Surgery
Appendix F: Information Session Guides and Sample Nutrition Care Tools
Appendix G: Postoperative Complications and Symptom Management
Appendix H: Nutrition Troubleshooting Guide for the Bariatric Surgery Patient

Sue Cummings, MS, RD, LDN
is the Clinical Program Coordinator at the MGH Weight Center in Boston, MA.

Kellene A. Isom, MS, RD, LDN
is the Bariatric Program Manager and Senior Bariatric Dietitian at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Metabolic Health and Bariatric Surgery in Boston, MA.


Kris M. Mogensen, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC is a registered dietitian with a MS degree in human nutrition from Framingham State University. She has over twenty years of experience in clinical nutrition. She currently is a Team Leader Dietitian at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA and is an Instructor in Nutrition at Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. She has co-authored numerous articles in professional journals, textbook chapters, and professional manuals. She lectures nationally and internationally on nutrition support and medical nutrition therapy.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc., a company that has provided high quality CPE programs to nutrition professionals since 1990.
He earned a BS at Drexel University, a MS at Iowa State University, a PhD in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin, and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He participated in a test item writer workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Wolf is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology, University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Continuing Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
He is the past president of the DC Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy with the Award for Excellence in the practice of Management; the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award; the Outstanding Service Award; and has delivered the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.
At the Academy he has served in numerous leadership roles including Chair, Scholarship Committee, DBC; Chair, Communication Committee, CDR; Chair, Area Coordinating Committee, COE; Chair, COE, and member of Resource for Education Programs Committee; Honors Committee; CDR, Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force; CDR; House of Delegates and Board of Directors.
He is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE home-study programs, several popular books, and the free monthly eNewsletter “Read and Grow Rich” written specifically for savvy Nutrition Professionals like YOU! Subscribe now at www.easyCPEcredits.com--you’ll be glad you did!


Special thanks to the following individuals for their careful review of this CPE program.

Barbara B. Klick, MPH, RD
Program Manager, Bariatric Surgery
University Hospital Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
University Hospital Geauga Medical Center, Chardon, OH
University Hospital Parma Medical Center, Parma, OH

Patricia Laglenne, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Senior Dietitian, Nutrition Support Service
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Marijane Staniec, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Instructor, Health Sciences (Nutrition)
Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Boston, MA

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