Managing Lap Bands in the ED

This is a video from Wendy Brown, an Upper GI Surgeon and Lap Band expert from Melbourne.  She gives a simple demonstration on how to manage lap band patients in the ED, in particular how to remove fluid from the port.  Lap Bands or Gastric Bands are becoming extremely common these days, and patiens who have these devices in are prone to unique gastrointestinal complications. This could theoretically come up in an SAQ, or possibly even a SCE, but more importantly you need to know how manage these patients day to day in your ED. 

 

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