Essential Bariatric Equipment: Making Your Facility More Accommodating to Bariatric Surgical Patients
Persons with morbid and super-morbid obesity have special ergonomic needs that are often not met by conventional hospital equipment and furniture. Hospitals with programs specifically addressing the surgical and medical needs of this population have an obligation to provide for their patients’ comfort and safety throughout their entire hospital stay. Anticipating the needs of the bariatric patient requires some experience, and meeting those needs requires some familiarity with what is available. Further, the reader is encouraged to consider this to be an ongoing endeavor of prioritizing both essential and nonessential expenditures and of evaluating the results of these decisions.
KeywordsBariatric Surgery Obese Patient Bariatric Patient Weight Rating Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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