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Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation an Alternative to Intubation?

It’s an easier technique than intubation and may decrease mortality rates.

Posted Monday, July 7, 2014

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New Orange County (Fla.) Ambulance Improves Care for Obese Patients

Obesity is a growing problem in the United States, and EMS providers are frequently faced with the challenge of lifting and transporting patients who can weigh more than 500 lbs.—which in turn can lead to injury. A new ambulance in Orange County, Fla., is making the task a little easier.

Posted Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New Mexico Department Unveils Bariatric Units

Current gurneys are unable to handle patients exceeding 600 pounds.

Posted Monday, January 14, 2013

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Arizona Firefighter/Paramedic Creates Bariatric Lifting Sling

Call for uninjured 600-pound man was the impulse for new tool.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2012

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

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Bariatric Evacuation Proves Challenging for Providers

SeniorCare EMS successfully evacuates bariatric patients during Hurricane Irene response.

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011


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