Bariatrics

Need for Bariatric Ambulances Up with Rise in Obesity

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

Posted Thursday, March 22, 2012

Grant Helps Florida Department Better Handle Bariatric Patients

City retrofitted one of its five ambulances.

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2011

US Population Expected To Get Fatter

3 out of 4 Americans will be overweight or obese by 2020.

Posted Thursday, September 23, 2010

Columbus Plans More Cots for Bariatric Patients

Retrofit can cost more than $6,000.

Posted Monday, July 19, 2010

Winch Used to Move English Patient Onto Ambulance

Firefighters had a cherry picker on standby.

Posted Monday, May 17, 2010

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Houston Fire, EMS Remove 400lb Woman

Houston firefighters use a ladder truck to get a 400-pound woman out of her apartment.

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010

Houston Firefighters Cut Wall to Remove 400 lb. Woman

Dennis Spellman from the Houston Housing Authority says the agency had urged the woman, who uses a wheelchair, to move to a lower level due to health concerns.

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Treating and Transporting Bariatric Patients

Learn what complications can arise from weight-loss procedures and medications in the morbidly obese patient as well as how to treat and transport this special population.

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009

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R & B Fabrications Bariatric Transfer Sheet

The Bariatric Transfer Sheet fom R & B Fabrications is a double-layer nylon reinforced vinyl that is impervious to body fluids.

Posted Monday, July 27, 2009


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