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Lecture Overview

When are surgical interventions for weight loss indicated, which type, for who, and why? This session will provide an overview of the surgical approaches to weight loss and include some of the pros and cons of various common procedures.


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Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a Nurse Practitioner who runs an holistic weight loss clinic in Brisbane and who has worked within the obesity sector for several years. As well, she has many years experience as a nurse educator. For the past 25 years, Catherine has been a registered nurse, working in intensive care and perioperative areas. Currently, she works as a perioperative nurse surgical assistant with general, gynaecology, and bariatric surgeons. Over the past several years, Catherine has served on nursing association committees, including the Obesity Map of Medicine redevelopment working group.




12 Total Rating(s)

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Caitilin McTaggart
18 Mar 2019

Interesting and informative.

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Maria Elizabeth de Groot
06 Mar 2019

this was very interesting and has updated my knowledge.

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Linley Cook
06 Mar 2019

A good precise presentation of interesting and relevant information on bariatric surgery.

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suzanne roslyn mason
02 Mar 2019

it was interesting.

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George Stephen Kernohan
23 Feb 2019

Very concise and informative lecture that provides an invaluable source for nurses treating patients undergoing obesity surgery.

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Susan Mitchell
21 Feb 2019

Very informative with new information of current practices.

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Sandra Addison
16 Feb 2019

The education was clear and informative.

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Joanne Joanne
16 Feb 2019

Short concise and too the point

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Amanda Louise Cole
15 Feb 2019

Was very educational, easy to follow tutorial. It reinforced existing knowledge but also gained more knowledge. Also gave me a study to look at to increase my knowledge.