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The Bariatric Nursing Consortium

The Bariatric Nursing Consortium is a group of nurses from East Carolina University College of Nursing and Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  Its focus is development of an evidence base for nursing care of the obese patient.

WINNERS OF THE 2007 MAGNET PRIZE
The Bariatric Nursing Consortium is the 2007 winner of the Magnet Prize. Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and sponsored by Cerner Corporation, the award recognized the consortium as an exemplary model for partnership between a Magnet hospital and a school of nursing. It noted "the commitment of these individuals to advocate for safe, ethical care of morbidly obese patients and the mentorship of the founding members has raised their profile to a national level for excellence in patient care and created a new nursing specialty."

Membership:

A. From East Carolina University College of Nursing

Mary Ann Rose, RN, MSN, EdD   (Chair)
Professor of Nursing
President, National Association of Bariatric Nurses, 2004-2006

Martha  Engelke, MSN, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Nursing

Marie Pokorny, MSN, PhD
Professor of Nursing

Sharon Sarvey, RN, MSN, PhD
Associate Professor of Nursing

Jane Miles, RN, MSN, CNAA, BC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

 

B. From Pitt County Memorial Hospital

Daniel J. Drake, RN, MSN
Peri-operative and Bariatric Clinical Specialist
President, National Association of Bariatric Nurses, 2006 - 2008

Frank Watkins, BSN
Research Specialist
Trauma Department

Wanda Waters, ADN
Nursing Care Analyst
Staffing Information and Support
 

Relevant Literature:

The following papers have been published as a result of the work of the consortium:

  1. Drake DJ, Dutton K, McAuliffe M, Engelke M, Rose MA.  2005. Challenges nurses face in caring for morbidly obese patients in the acute care setting. Surgery of Obesity and Related Diseases. 2005; 1:462-466.
     
    Cooper, C., Sarvey, S., Collier, D., Willson, C., Green, I, et al.  For comparison:  Experience with a children's obesity camp. Surgery of Obesity and Related Diseases.  In press
  2. Rose, MA, Baker, G., Drake, D, Engelke, M., McAuliffe, M. et al. (2006) Nurse Staffing Requirements for Care of Morbidly Obese Patients in the Acute Care Setting.  Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care.  Vol 1: 2. 115 ? 121
  3. Sarvey, S. and Rose, MA. 2005. Teens: Rural, Obese and Poor:  Lessons we learned in Wal-Mart.  Pediatric Nursing. Jan/Feb; 31: 1. 32-34
  4. Sarvey, S. 2006. Working with a morbidly obese teenager:  a case study.  Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care.  In press.