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What is the LAP-BAND ?

Weight Loss Without Invasive Surgery

The LAP-BAND System is a weight loss tool that can help you meet and exceed your weight loss goals. It is a gastric band that helps to limit the amount of food you can eat at once. Through healthy portion control and a healthy lifestyle, you can lose excess weight and keep it off too!

Minimally Invasive

The LAP-BAND System provides a weight loss solution that is minimally invasive. The LAP-BAND gastric band procedure is performed laparoscopically, so you can get back to your weight loss journey quicker.

Long-Term Weight Loss

After all the hard work and dedication that it takes to achieve your goals, you deserve to enjoy your results for years to come. The LAP-BAND program helps with healthy portion control, while care from your team of specialists gives you the techniques to keep the weight off.

An Effective Tool

The LAP-BAND gastric band is a tool that can help you not only achieve your weight loss goals, but exceed them too. You can utilize the benefits of the tool to progress your weight loss and maximize your results, while sticking to a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen.

Why does the LAP-BAND work?

Countless weight loss solutions are available to you. Chances are you may have tried a few of them. Unfortunately, many just didn t deliver the results you were looking for. Time and time again, the feeling of hope has been overcome with disappointment.

So, the question is, why does the LAP-BAND work? It s time to find out how you can change your life with help from the LAP-BAND .

Lose the weight and keep it off with a healthy lifestyle

Would you find it easier to stick to a healthy lifestyle if you weren t constantly hungry? The LAP-BAND System utilizes gastric banding to do just that. A safe and adjustable gastric band helps limit your hunger, ultimately reducing the amount of food you can eat at once. Throughout your aftercare program, you will be encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle with a well-balanced diet and regular exercise. The tools and techniques that you learn throughout the weight loss program will help you to live a long-term healthy lifestyle and keep the weight off for years to come.

Maximize your results with post-procedure support

The LAP-BAND is a tool that can help you lose excess weight, but maximizing your weight loss results by living a healthy lifestyle is up to you. The key to adapting to healthy behaviors is support from the right weight loss clinic. Your team of LAP-BAND specialists will provide you with the knowledge and practices that will help you adapt to a long-lasting healthy lifestyle. Genuine care and support will help you along your journey, especially if you are having a difficult time physically or emotionally. Your team will help you overcome obstacles and ultimately reach your weight loss goals.


“It feels wonderful knowing that your life has changed for the better .”

An embarrassing moment while at an amusement park with her family was a turning point for Denise. Now, she has a healthy relationship with food and strives to be a strong and healthy role model for her daughters. She has completely changed her life, with help from the LAP-BAND weight loss program.

Find a specialist that fits you.

The key to success with the LAP-BAND is finding the right weight loss clinic. Your team of weight loss specialists will provide you with care and encouragement throughout your weight loss journey. It s important that you find the right weight loss clinic for you.

Find out if you are eligible.

Are you ready to make a change? If you are tired of feeling self-conscious, hiding behind baggy clothing, or not feeling entirely comfortable in your own skin chances are, you re ready. It s important to begin by finding out if the LAP-BAND gastric band will be a safe choice for you.

Important LAP-BAND System Safety Information

Indications: The LAP-BAND System is indicated for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m 2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m 2 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. It is indicated for use only in adult patients who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as supervised diet, exercise and behavior modification programs. Patients who elect to have this surgery must make the commitment to accept significant changes in their eating habits for the rest of their lives.

Contraindications: The LAP-BAND System is not recommended for non-adult patients, patients with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or increase the risk of poor results (e.g. inflammatory or cardiopulmonary diseases, GI conditions, symptoms or family history of autoimmune disease, cirrhosis), who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, who have alcohol or drug addictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.

Warnings: The LAP-BAND System is a long-term implant. Explant and replacement surgery may be required. Patients who become pregnant or severely ill, or who require more extensive nutrition may require deflation of their bands. Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin, should be used with caution and may contribute to an increased risk of band erosion.

Adverse Events: Placement of the LAP-BAND System is major surgery and, as with any surgery, death can occur. Possible complications include the risks associated with the medications and methods used during surgery, the risks associated with any surgical procedure, and the patient s ability to tolerate a foreign object implanted in the body. Band slippage, erosion and deflation, reflux, obstruction of the stomach, dilation of the esophagus, infection, or nausea and vomiting may occur. Reoperation may be required. Rapid weight loss may result in complications that may require additional surgery. Deflation of the band may alleviate excessively rapid weight loss or esophageal dilation.

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  1. Dixon, et al. Adjustable Gastric Banding and Conventional Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes. JAMA. 2008.
  2. Obesity News Today. (July 7, 2015). Survey Reveals That While Weight Loss Surgery Still Not Common, Gastric Bands Are Most Favored Option. Retrieved from http://obesitynewstoday.com/2015/07/07/consumer-survey-reveals-gastric-surgery-is-not-a-common-choice/.
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CRNA vs. Perfusionist

Aug 27, ’11 by juan de la cruz. MSN, RN, NP Guide

Perfusion is a good career in my opinion. It’s definitely under the radar as far as a career option – very few programs in the US with small class size in most programs. The role goes beyond running the Cardio-Pulmonary Bypass machine in the OR, some work in Extra-Corporeal Life Support centers and provide expertise on ECMO use at the bedside. The pay is lower than CRNA. I found that they have a forum here: http://www.perfusion.com/perfusion/education.html #

I am currently in perfusion school, and will be starting CRNA school in the spring so I can give you some insight into what it takes to get into both. Perfusion programs are considerably easier to get into than CRNA programs mainly because it’s a little known profession and there are far fewer applicants. There are about 25 perfusion programs and 110ish CRNA programs nation wide. The perfusion program I’m in is 18mo and pre-reqs are a bachelors degree, 9 hours of chem including organic and biochem, 5 hours of pre-calc mathmatics, 4 hours of physics, and 7 hours of A+P. You don’t need any prior clinical experience, but I can tell you my experience as an ICU nurse and ECMO specialist put me way ahead of everyone else in my class.

CRNA school requires a BSN or bachelors with an ADN. Minimum 1 year ICU experience (few get in with only 1 year), biostats, physics, college level math class, organic/bio chem. programs nation wide are in the process of switching to the DNP plan of study and vary in length from 24-36mo.

I enjoy perfusion school. It’s challenging but I’ve decided to switch to CRNA for a few reasons: 1 it’s what I have always wanted to do and the reason I got into nursing in the first place. 2 there are about 3500 perfusionists in the US compared to 40000ish CRNAs way easier to find a job or change jobs. 3 CRNA’s are LIP’s perfusionists are not. 4 I see myself getting bored after 5 years or so. 5 Perfusionists starting salary 80000ish CRNA 130000ish.

Perfusion is a great career, and it is what I would be doing with my life had I not been accepted into CRNA this year. If you are interested in perfusion try and set up a time to shadow one. All of the perfusionists I know are smart, easy going, nice guys. If you have any other questions let me know.

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Just a heads up, have you thought of going into a surgical or cvicu? Just asking because if you want to pursue CRNA, they will only take adult ICU exp no nicu exp. if you’re serious about applying I would find an adult unit in your hospital to get into.

Schools decide what experience they take. Critical care is the requirement. I attend school with a PICU and NICU nurse. Some places also allow ER.

Hmmmm, well that’s good news then. Most schools that I’ve researched as well as some websites I’ve looked up said most schools will only accept adult ICUs. Thanks for the heads up

You’re correct in that many schools will only accept adult ICU’s. I’m looking at a school in northern california (I’m working in socal at the moment) that takes NICU exp. I don’t see why schools such as Kaiser/CSUF and others don’t acknowledge NICU as critical care experience. Ridiculous, in my opinion.

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You’re correct in that many schools will only accept adult ICU’s. I’m looking at a school in northern california (I’m working in socal at the moment) that takes NICU exp. I don’t see why schools such as Kaiser/CSUF and others don’t acknowledge NICU as critical care experience. Ridiculous, in my opinion.

I’ll agree with you too. ICU is ICU, you need to do more drug calculations is seems for pediatrics/neonates than adults anyway. Best of luck!

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US- RN planning to transfer to Canada

Thank you loriangel! You have been a big help! Can you give me the site of the Canadian Forum youre telling me about? I want to read up on the forum under the International Nurses.

I was referring to the Canada section of allnurses. If you go to the top of this page and click on the regions tab and select international nursing you will find the International Forum( the one we are right now) and the tab for the Canadian Forum.

Hi. I am a US-RN and is thinking of trying to migrate to Canada. Can somebody give me advice if its true when they say that if you pass youre an NCLEX passer, you can just apply for a reciprocity in Vancouver? Is this true? Please help me.

Canada isn’t the 51st state. You can’t just transfer here.

The NCLEX isn’t worth anything up here. As an independent nation we have our own exams.

You need to go through the appropriate channels with the provincial college of RNs. Besides what is a US-RN ? Which state do you live in?

Posted by aubreytherese; (Hi. I am a US-RN and is thinking of trying to migrate to Canada. Can somebody give me advice if its true when they say that if you pass youre an NCLEX passer, you can just apply for a reciprocity in Vancouver? Is this true? Please help me.) To :aubreytherese You didn’t mention if you are presently working in USA. No more reciprocity between US-Canada RN. If you are from the Philippines who wanted to migrate in Canada. Under the Canadian Immigration skilled worker Registered Nurse is included. As you mention you are US-RN being RN in any States of US in Canada you have to take the CRNE in which provice you intend to work. Check also in your internet about Provincial nominee program in each provinces in Canada for RN. Before taking the exam there is requirement like in Vancouver if you are a Foreign Graduate Nurse and if your mother tongue language is not English you have to take TOEFL,TSE, or IELTS, then few days Clinical test at Kwantleen Polytechnique University. If you pass those requirement then you are already qualified to take the Test for CRNE. If you pass the CRNE There is a program for foreign graduate nurses to have clinical practise in any canadian hospital to have canadian experience before applying for a job. As you mention that you are US-RN if you work and live in US for several years you can apply to wave the English test but still not so sure if the nursing committee of CRNBC well approved to wave the english test. Inquire CRNBC this is in vancouver you google search :college of registered nurse of british columbia. Good Luck.

taken from the crnbc website:

[color=#333333]to practise as a registered nurse in british columbia, you must be registered with crnbc.
british columbia law requires that anyone using the title nurse must be a registrant of crnbc, the college of psychiatric nurses of british columbia, or the college of licensed practical nurses of british columbia.
new applicants for crnbc registration are required to write the canadian registered nurse examination (crne).

applicants may be required to undergo a substantially equivalent competency (sec) assessment.

[color=#333333]to be fair and equitable to all applicants, each application is assessed individually. as a result, the time required for registration to be established can vary significantly from applicant to applicant.
crnbc cannot fast track applications from individuals who have secured jobs in british columbia.

we strongly encourage that you do not move to british columbia or commit to an employment start date until your application for crnbc registration has been assessed and you are aware of the requirements you must meet to become registered.

i am planning on moving back to bc in a few years after i complete my degree and obtain some experience. it doesn’t seem as hard as everyone is making seem.

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Fashion s revolving door continues to spin furiously, with Carven s designer duo the latest to depart after a short tenure. Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud presented their last collection for the brand at Paris Fashion Week last September and are now leaving by mutual agreement. Here, the duo posing backstage at the SS17 show. Read the full scoop on WWD, link in bio.

From the WWD Archive: Cornelia Guest at home with her dog in 1967. (: Tony Palmieri)

From the WWD Archive: Future philanthropist Angelina Jolie and her brother, James Haven, at the Seventh on Sale AIDS benefit in New York, 1990. (: Eric Weiss)

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In honor of Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, we took a look back at the musician s most iconic outfits. See them all at WWD.com. #TBT (: di Crollalanza)

What defines good and bad taste in fashion? The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery in London is exploring just that. For an exclusive inside look at the exhibition, click link in bio.

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MOSCOW (15 March 2016) — Alliance Rostec Auto BV today announced that Nicolas Maure will become CEO of AV`TOVAZ effective April 4. The joint venture between Renault-Nissan and Rostec State Corporation (Rostec), which oversees AVTOVAZ, also confirmed that Bo Inge Andersson will step down from the role on April 4. Maure, 55, is currently Managing [ ]

Will Japanese Bullet trains shoot to Moscow? A Russian trade delegation, headed by the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov invited the Japanese to build Russia s high speed rail network. The Minister was taking part in the “Trade and Industrial Dialog Russia-Japan” conference on the 29th February 2016 in Tokyo. Organized by [ ]

The rail freight revolution is quietly gathering steam as yet another EU Rail Freight Corridor (RFC) was set in motion. On March 1st, 2016 Hungarian, Polish, Slovakian transport ministers signed a letter of intent to establish the new RFC Number 11. The rail freight agreement shows the importance of the ancient Amber Road, the historic [ ]

North South Transport Corridor cheaper and faster The North South Transport Corridor (NSTC) will be cheaper and faster connecting India with the European Union and the Baltics and avoiding the Suez Canal. The NSTC took a major step as the investors Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia agreed competitive transit rates not to exceed $3000 per [ ]

Russian cross-border e-commerce exploded in 2015 Whilst it is getting increasingly difficult for Russian business and logistics service providers to access European markets, evidence of the so-called ‘eastern-pivot’ are more pronounced. It is not just the mega amounts of cash the Chinese are pumping into Russia infrastructure projects like high speed rail links, oil and [ ]

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The 30 Worst Things About Working in Retail

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List Criteria: Vote for your least favorite aspects of working retail and add your own pet peeves.

This list of the worst things about working in retail stores includes some of the awful things that happen to people employed in retail. The retail world is a tough place. Retail, for most, is not a fun job. In fact it can be down right miserable. There are many times retail employees are day dreaming about having one of these best jobs in the world or these fun jobs that pay well. Because when it comes to working retail, almost anything will make you say, “I hate working retail.”

Retail employees have a difficult job, and it’s hard to understand if you haven’t experienced it first hand. The expectations are always high and generally come from a corporate office that does not know what it is like to work on a sales floor. Not only do retail employees have to clean, stock, and maintain a store, they have to balance constant customer service, ringing a register, and some insane customers. While there are many positive things about a retail career and plenty of fun retail jobs, that’s another list – this is a ranking of the worst aspects of working in stores.
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Customers Who Keep Shopping Past Closing

No, please continue shopping. I love being here 45 minutes later than I should be because you want to keep looking and then spend $11.


Parents Who Let Their Kids Treat the Store Like a Playground

These are the type of parents who pretend to be shocked when their kid has an accident that makes the news.


Customers Complaining About Price

It’s a chain store. Not a mom and pop. Their prices are not negotiable. And if they do hook you up, it flags in the system and they are fired. But hey, you saved $5!


Leaving a closing shift and doing an opening shift the following day.


10% of customers are great people. The other 90% slowly force you to hate humanity.


Customer Says, It Didn’t Scan So It Must Be Free

Every time you have to make that fake smirk to avoid awkwardness, a small part of your soul dies.


Cleaning the Store

Approach endcap, fill, fold, organize by size, watch child throw 45 minutes of work on the floor, repeat.


At some point, every employee will face that moment where they have a line of mean muggin’ customers and no back up cashier. What makes it even better is every customer who says, Are you the only one here? Why don’t they staff more people?

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1. Mystery shoppers give retail workers trust issues for life. Are you undercover? Is this a test? Are you wearing a wire? Blink two times if you’re wearing a wire. Oh, God, I don’t even know what’s real anymore!

2. The only thing more proficient at making gigantic messes than an unsupervised kid is said child’s careless parents. At least toddlers have small hands and undeveloped brains these grown, full-sized humans are capable of misplacing, unfolding and tossing aside at indefensible rates.

3. Contrary to popular belief, when customers request something and the employee tells them it’s not in stock without walking to the back, that doesn’t mean they don’t care. It s just that the back room is less like Willy Wonka’s factory and more like a janitor’s closet.

4. Sometimes you’ll play along, heading to the back and pretending to check on a product that you know isn’t there to make the customer feel better, using that five minutes as a bonus break to rummage through social media on your phone.

5. You repeat so many phone greetings, generic customer service lines and corny salutations that they’re embedded in your brain for life.

6. No good deed goes unpunished. You help the blatantly clueless customer with ten minutes left in your shift and they’ll have endless questions and requests that keep you 20+ minutes after. More often than not it seems to work out this way when you make an effort to be helpful and like, actually do what you re being paid for.

7. Stealth texting is a craft and you will master it until eventually you re a retail texting ninja who holds flawless, typo-free conversations with friends throughout shifts.

8. Your ability to withstand rejection is incredible because most of the time, pitching upsells or offering people special cards that’ll save them 10% on this purchase results in a quick, resounding “no ,” yet there you are, asking another uninterested customer 15 seconds later.

9. There are songs that others enjoy but you’ll hate for life because they’ve been playing on a loop every shift and are basically the soundtrack to your misery. Not to mention the fact that every December, thousands of retailers permanently ruin Christmas music for their employees.

10, Many nightmare customers simply won t ever understand how horrible they are. The only medicine for treating rude, impatient, unpleasant shoppers would be to force everybody to work retail for at least a year so they can experience the struggle in every season. Back to school retail is intense, but nothing compared to the cutthroat holidays. It’s a lot easier to be understanding and easygoing with employees when you’ve been on the other side of the spectrum.

11. You’ve got to have some guts to attempt stealing because good Lord, there are cameras everywhere. And it’s not just like 240p footage being taken; I’m talking high definition, capable of reading the tiny label on your shirt type recordings. Even if you get out with some goods, there’s a high chance your picture will be pasted for employees to lookout for. You d never try to stop these people yourself because:

  1. People stealing things tend to be desperate/dumb/unstable all scary traits.
  2. You don t get paid nearly enough to play security guard with someone else s money.

12. Wearing a nametag makes people think you have way more power than you do. Just because I fold the jeans doesn’t mean I can give them to you 75% off. Nothing more frustrating than people asking for hookups that you yourself don’t even get as an employee.

13. You won’t get paid like the CEO, but you will take complaints and verbal abuse for him/her. People will become hostile with you in regards to issues you have no hand in establishing or eliminating. Those responsible in corporate are probably on a retreat, golfing or laying in the sand listening to crashing waves while the common employee folds, lifts, hangs and cleans up to the sweet sounds of criticism and Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve for the fourth time today.

14. There’s a uniquely disrespectful, helpless feeling that is only experienced when a customer comes in a few minutes before closing and shops leisurely as if your personal time is worthless and you don’t mind staying late. They don’t realize you can’t even begin several closing duties until they’re done. Or even worse they know it but simply don’t care.

15, People will look down on you because of your job and they may not directly say it, but you can always identify when it’s happening.

16. Black Friday isn’t some fun, festive day to save a few bucks on a TV, it’s more of a showcasing of how terrible some humans can be and how low many will stoop for worldly objects.

17. It’s essentially impossible to be spontaneous or make plans during the months of November December because your employer wants your existence to revolve around pushing sales and being available at all hours. A social life is non-existent during the holidays.

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Working in retail makes you grounded in many ways. Not only does it give you a better understanding of your customer, how your brand is perceived and how operations is done, but it also helps you empathize with your team. You understand them better because you yourself have been there before. In a way, working from the bottom to top entitles you a big amount of respect because we all know how tough being on the floor is. I myself have been a victim of discrimination just because I was on the floor selling. Them making you look and feel stupid is an understatement. You won t believe how many customers think that since your on the floor you re worth nothing. With the constant emotional punches they receive trust me their one of the most tenacious people I know.

This is article expresses most of, if not all, the actual grievances and challenges working in retail.

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