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bariatric, BMI, comorbidities, discrimination, mobility, obesity, overweight, pharmacokinetics, tissue perfusion, ventilation, weight bias



  1. Pritts, Wanda MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN, CEN


Abstract: One in four critically ill patients is classified as extremely obese. The bariatric patient presents with a variety of complex physiologic vulnerabilities related to ventilation, tissue perfusion, pharmacokinetics, and mobility. Critical care nurses are uniquely situated to provide safe, compassionate care to these patients.