Bariatric Patients: Are You Prepared for an Emergency? -
The OAC Blog is a top-notch resource for education on weight-related topics. Featuring series about nutrition, popular diets, bariatic vitamins, exercise, and more! The blog is continually update with new information so the OAC community can benefit from timely educational resources and connect with others.
The OAC is proud to offer a new blog series about bariatric patients and the emergency room. The first post in the series details patient experiences in the emergency room, including situations in which their unique needs as bariatric patients were not handled correctly. We can hope that emergency room personnel will be trained to approach these patients differently, but in the meantime, there are some proactive things patients can do to safeguard their good health.
The next two posts in the series include tips such as forming a lifelong relationship with your bariatric surgeon, wearing a medical ID bracelet, and others which can make all the difference in an emergency.
The OAC Blog welcomes conversation and suggestions from other healthcare providers in the “Advice from the Pro’s” post and from patients who may have similar experiences to those shared in the series—be sure to comment on the posts to share advice or your stories.
This important topic is a must-read for all post-surgery patients to ensure a plan is in place before there is ever an emergency. If you know someone who could benefit from the new series, we encourage you to share it!
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Winter Edition of Your Weight Matters Magazine Now Available - The OAC’s official publication, Your Weight Matters Magazine, is not only a sought-after educational resource, but one of the leading publications for individuals interested in improving their weight and health!
This month, the OAC is excited to present the new Winter issue of the magazine. This edition includes healthy salad dressing recipes, information on topics such as Bariatic Centers of Excellence, creating a healthy relationship with food, active office design, and so much more! These educational articles are available on the OAC Web site, including others such as:
Your Weight Matters Magazine is truly a resource for everyone, with articles for individuals at every stage of their journey with weight. One of the many great benefits of membership with the OAC is a printed subscription to the official publication: Your Weight Matters Magazine! While you can view the Winter edition online, by joining or renewing your membership with the OAC, you will receive this same great information every quarter for your home.
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