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2014 Journal: November – December Vol. 3 No. 6

Case study: Bariatric patient with serious wounds and multiple complications

Despite the healthcare team’s best efforts, not all hospitalizations go smoothly. This article describes the case of an obese patient who underwent bariatric surgery. After a 62-day hospital stay, during which a multidisciplinary team collaborated to deliver the best care possible, he died. Although the outcome certainly wasn’t what we wanted, we’d like to share his story to raise awareness of the challenges of caring for bariatric patients.

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2 Thoughts to “2014 Journal: November – December Vol. 3 No. 6”

  1. Lojuanah Dunn- Farney

    I’m currently treating a wound and would like to know should I measure the callous part that surrounds the wound also?

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