Sunday, January 09, 2011

Bariatric Emergency Care Chart

A big thanks to Andrea at WLS Vitagarten for bringing attention to this important document. The WLS community is all a-buzz with links to this chart, and for good reason.

The American Society of Bariatric and Metobolic Surgery (ASMBS) has published a chart for use by Emergency Room professionals to help properly diagnose bariatric patients. This information is NOT for the patient, it's for your doctor. So if you find yourself on the way out the door to the ER, grab this chart (along with your medication / supplement list, doctor names/numbers, etc.) and be sure your treating physician understands how best to treat you. Make sure your family members know about this chart and that it needs to go with you to the ER if you ever need to go.

Click this link to download a full-size copy of this chart. ASMBS Emergency Care Chart


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