From the moment they enter a health care facility through to the point of discharge, plus size patients require specialised solutions to meet their clinical care needs. Equipped with the right solutions, health care facilities can meet the clinical care needs of plus size patients whilst ensuring the safety and efficiency of their caregivers.
Obesity: A global epidemic
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are now more than 1.9 billion adults aged 18 and over that are overweight.¹ Of this number, 600 million are obese – approximately 13% of the world’s adult population.¹ This increase is placing healthcare facilities under serious pressure, straining caregiving resources and driving up costs.² Likewise, facilities are challenged to accommodate the needs of this patient demographic, particularly in terms of appropriate solutions, equipment, and caregiver training.² We offer a portfolio of bariatric products and services that ensure you are fully equipped for the challenges of plus size patients and can deliver cost-efficient, safe and dignified care. Our portfolio of bariatric solutions empowers the healthcare facility with the ability to cater to the needs of plus size patients across a full spectrum of mobility: from full independence to those incapable of performing daily living activities without assistance.
2. Muir, M, Archer-Heese, G. (2009) Essentials of Bariatric Patient Handling Program, OJIN: The Online journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 14, No.