APP Care Considerations for the Critically Ill Bariatric Patient: Updates in Best Practices

Author(s): Abbye Solis, Jessica Peters

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Pharmacology Hours 0.40

Expires Oct 15, 2026

Topics: MultiSystem, Pharmacology

Population: Adult

Role: APRN

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This dynamic, advanced session describes the complexity and intricacies of care for the bariatric patient (BMI>30) in high-acuity ICU or PCUs. Current evidence for bariatric care is highlighted for the APP, including evidence-based pharmacology, nutrition management, best practices for mobility, airway management and hemodynamic monitoring. Attendees learn about how care for this specific patient population can influence multimorbidity, length of stay and critical care outcomes.


  • Identify key concepts in the care management of the bariatric critically ill patient.
  • Evaluate pharmacology and nutrition best-practice considerations for bariatric patients.
  • Analyze evidence-based practice for bariatric patients in high-acuity care: mobility, wound care, and multimorbidity.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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