The more people need to eat, meal time as style, eating for the tradition classmate and important days celebrations, the more they will eat. People sometimes eat what they want yet not what they need. This life style makes obese rate in some countries will increase. Furthermore, sometimes obese also founded as genetic factor heritage by the parents. In this case, people will just fat but having higher risk to be obese.
With many fields of nursing nowadays, bariatric nursing come into one alternative will help people with this problem. Any field of nursing will be best to be demonstrated and provided if the nurses are certified. This bariatric nursing certification will require some minimum standards before the nurses granted a certificate of this certification. They should hold a valid active registered nurse license, some hours of health practice of the field, or taken some course of program before taking bariatric nursing certification examination of a credentialing organization. This prerequisite is meant to limit to some potential bariatric nurses who are prepared for standards skills and knowledge as the material of the bariatric nursing certification exam.
This bariatric nursing certification will be able to equip the nurse of bariatric nursing with best the nursing care of the obese and bariatric surgical patients. Some advantages that may be got by this certification are:
- Demonstrating the commitment of bariatric nurses to be certified bariatric nurse.
- Enhancing the bariatric nurses as competent nurse of their field.
- Developing professional practice certification of registered nurse for bariatric nursing specialty.
- Improving public trust of nurse who took certification of professionalism in bariatric nursing.
- Having a better self confidence in performing nursing care towards the obese or bariatric surgical patients.
In addition, the nurses who wish for certificate of bariatric nursing, the bariatric nursing certification will also lift higher some quality of their service become more safe upon the patients safety since their technical or procedures in taking care the obese or bariatric surgery patients has been assessed and their service can contribute to the maximum result of their health care towards the patients.
However, subject to some field of nursing which has the course program or education organization nor corporation which also can reward them certificate by collaborating with other party that administer the test of the certification accreditation, it may apply to the bariatric nursing certification. One of the institution or corporation for this certification is American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The ASMBS also provides a website for those who are interested for further information to the certification.