Need for Bariatric Ambulances Up with Rise in Obesity

They're designed to accommodate patients who weigh up to 1,600 lbs


 
 

Emily Luxen, News Channel 5 | | Thursday, March 22, 2012


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New Ambulances for Plus Sized Patients in Tenn.

Nashville and Memphis fire departments each have one bariatric ambulance.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- The rising obesity rates in Tennessee are forcing paramedics to use new equipment to help patients.

Bariatric Ambulances are becoming more common across the state because they feature larger vehicles and wider stretchers.

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New Ambulances for Plus Sized Patients in Tenn.


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