Objective: To describe the studies disseminated in online journals about the nursing care in the pre- and post-operative bariatric surgery.
Method: This is an integrative review of literature, a method that aims to gather and synthesize results of research about a topic. We conducted a survey of 405 articles, which, after passing by the inclusion and exclusion criteria, resulted in 8 scientific productions for analysis.
Results: The selected publications were divided into two thematic categories: Nursing care for the patient undergoing bariatric surgery and systematization of nursing care for patients under bariatric surgery.
Conclusion: The analysis of these studies evidences the importance of the nurse as an active member of the health team and essential in the whole process of bariatric surgery that the patient undergoes. It was also seen that the systematization of nursing care is determinant for a good recovery of these patients.
Descriptors: Bariatric Surgery; Nursing Care; Obesity; Morbid Obesity.
from International Archives of Medicine