Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Science & Technology Center (Scitech)
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Al-Khobar

Friday, March 27, 2020

Half day


The IFSO Courses are dedicated to enhancing and promoting the specialty of bariatric nursing care as part of the integrated health care of bariatric patients.

Eligibility requirements

  • Be currently licensed as a professional nurse (RN)
  • Recommended to be with minimum of 6 months of nursing care of morbidly obese and bariatric surgery patients, predominately in the bariatric surgery process (i.e., pre-operative, peri-operative or post-operative/follow up care).

Value of the course

In pursuit of the Vision and Mission statements of the IFSO MENA chapter, to establish the following values: Patient safety, Evidence-based practice, Optimal patient outcomes Professional collaboration, Quality of care, Competency

The objective of the course:

  • Understand the unique physiology of the obese patients
  • To understand the eligibility criteria and who is the candidate to bariatric surgery
  • Training on the use of body composite analyzer and appropriate patients’ measurements
  • Have an overview of different bariatric surgery procedures
  • Understand the red flag sign and early detection of complication post bariatric surgery

The course director:

  • Dr. Esam Batayyah

Corse speakers:

  • Dr. Atef Bassas
  • Dr. Basmah Fallatah
  • Dr. Mohammed Bawahab
  • Dr. Ali Montashery
  • Dr. Naif Aleneizi

Accreditation: CME by SCFHS





13:30- 14:45 Patient pre op preparation
13:30 - 13:45 Introduction to obese patient Esam Batayyah
13:45 - 14:00 Eligibility criteria to bariatric surgery Basmah Fallatah
14:00 - 14:15 Who is the patient with High risk Mohammed Bawahab
14:15 - 14:45 Basic measurement understanding Hands on to obtain the proper Hight and weight and calculating the BMI
14:45 - 16:00 Understanding Bariatric procedures
14:45 - 15:00 Type of bariatric surgical procedure Atef Bassas
15:00 - 15:15 VTE prophesies in Bariatric Surgery Ali Montashery
15:15 - 15:30 Bariatric surgery complication Naif Aleneizi
15:30 - 16:00 Basic OR instruments Hands on the basic bariatric surgery instruments
16:00 - 18:00 Post operative care of Baritric Patient
16:00 - 16:15 Post op Orders Basmah Fallatah
16:15 - 16:30 Red flag Sign Esam Batayyah
16:30 - 16:45 Patient management Atef Bassas
16:45 - 17:30 Case scenario To elicit the understanding of the red flag sign
17:30 - 18:00 Q and A Closing remarks