CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY (7/16/12) – Rebecca Wright, Registered Dietitian at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, was recently published in two editions of Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care.
The first article was published after Wright was invited to participate in a Roundtable Discussion with four bariatric professionals across the U.S. The participants included the Director of Nursing Outcomes at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore Md., a Clinical Manager of Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, N.C. and a Nurse Clinician for Inpatient Surgical/Bariatric Unit at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. The transcript was published in the March 2012 edition of the journal and was titled “Supporting and Encouraging the Bariatric Surgical Patient: Tips for Keeping Patients on Track and Engaged Throughout Their Journey.” In the discussion, Wright mentions the various methods used at Bariatric Solutions to help encourage and motivate their patients to succeed, including support groups, pre- and post-operative checkups and education on the surgery.
Her second article, titled “My Greatest Nutritional Challenge,” was published in the June 2012 edition of the journal and focuses on the role an RD plays in pre- and post-operative care of bariatric patients.
“The purpose of my case study was to demonstrate the role a Registered Dietitian played in working with a patient as she prepared for Lap Band surgery. It was a challenging situation and one that I used to challenge other Bariatric professionals to join me in looking for predictors of success for weight loss surgery,” Wright said.
Wright joined Murray Calloway County Hospitals Bariatric Solutions team in 2008 and has been employed at MCCH since 1988. She said it has been a privilege and a joy to be a part of the Bariatric Solutions team, which also includes Dr. Brian Swain, Rhonda Boone, APRN, Becky Maxwell, Bariatric Coordinator and Nicole Barton, Front Desk Receptionist. For more information about bariatric surgery options provided at MCCH, call Bariatric Solutions at 270-762-1547.
Information provided by Kyser Lough
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