Welcome to Your IFSO Integrated Health Webpage
IFSO Integrated Health Members are dedicated to continually strive for clinical excellence in the care they provide to bariatric and metabolic surgical patients. This dedication is evident by the knowledge we seek to provide optimal patient care in our individual countries, as well as the collaboration and knowledge shared among our international colleagues.
The Integrated Health (IH) section of IFSO consists of a diverse group of professionals who provide a continuum of care for the metabolic and bariatric patient.
Who are Integrated Health Professionals?
An IFSO Integrated Health professional is a member of the health care team that supports individuals who suffer from morbid obesity as they progress through the surgical pathway of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. The Integrated Health Care professional should be dedicated to possess specialized expertise in their discipline to provide safe evidence based care, education and long term support to maximize patients short and long-term outcomes.
Members should be committed to working collaboratively and integrated for optimal care of the Bariatric and Metabolic surgical patient.
Integrated Health professionals prepare, counsel and support in order to optimize the benefits of metabolic surgery. The Integrated Health professional is there to identify, intervene and teach positive behavioral, emotional and provide interventions that affect long-term outcomes.
IFSO Integrated Health members consist of all supporting positions in metabolic and bariatric surgery, from nurses to therapists to data entry personnel. Together, Integrated Health professionals help in the holistic and long-term follow up care of the patient. Here are just a few of the more common Integrated Health professions:
Become an IFSO Integrated Health Member
IFSO welcomes all Integrated Health Professionals in the field of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Why Join IFSO?
If you live in a country where there is a national society for bariatric surgery you can join IFSO through your National Society. To check if your Country has a national society that is member of IFSO please click here: http://www.ifso.com/ifso-member-societies
If you live in a country where there is no national society for bariatric surgery you can join IFSO as individual member by clicking on the following link: www.ifso.com/join-ifso
IFSO Integrated Health Committee
Minimum time requirements:
Meet Your Integrated Health IFSO Committee
Nursing Assessment of Intraluminal and Intraperitoneal Hemorrhage Following Bariatric Surgery
by Alan C. Wittgrove MD, FACS, FAMBS
Digital Edition: http://bariatrictimes.epubxp.com/i/693198-jun-2016/10
Post-test direct link: http://tinyurl.com/BTCEJune2016
Late Surgical Complications of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Afferent Limb and Marginal Ulcer
by Leonardo Claros, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Thomas E. Sonnanstine IV, MD, FACS
Digital Edition: http://bariatrictimes.epubxp.com/i/736557-oct-2016/10
Post-test direct link: http://tinyurl.com/BTCEOctober2016
Clinical Pearls for Weight Maintenance Following Bariatric Surgery
by Leslie J. Heinberg, PhD; Jessie Fernandez, RD, LD; Holly F. Lofton, MD; Katelyn Castro, ACSM-CPT; and Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN
Digital Edition: http://bariatrictimes.epubxp.com/i/742350-nov-2016/10
Post-test direct link: http://tinyurl.com/BTCENovember2016