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Nursing care of the morbidly obese patient


doi: 10.1097/01.NME.0000316727.99731.4d

As obesity continues to be a growing epidemic in the United States, it's likely you'll be called on to care for a patient who's morbidly obese. Although doing so may be challenging, he still requires quality care. And we'll show you how!

Caring for a morbidly obese patient can be a challenge. That's why we're here to help! System by system, we outline simple nursing interventions you can use to make sure your patient receives competent, compassionate care.

Instructor, Temple College, Temple, Tex.

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.