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Bariatric Lifting and Moving

This course material is provided in conjunction with the April 2008 article by Christopher B. Haber, Bariatric Transport Challenges: Part 1.

COURSE:
Bariatric Lifting and Moving

TITLE:
Bariatric Lifting and Moving

UNIT GOAL:
This unit of instruction explains the equipment and logistics of transporting the bariatric patient.

MINIMUM TIME REQUIRED:
Three hours.

RESOURCES:
1. Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
2. One handout packet
3. Bariatric equipment and transport unit if available for practical scenarios.

INSTRUCTOR:
Christopher B. Haber, MICP
Or other, as required

DATE:
As scheduled

UNIT GOAL:
The student will understand the purpose and mechanics of bariatric transport.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:
Upon the completion of this course the student will be able to utilize the bariatric equipment within their area to rapidly and efficiently package and move a bariatric patient to definitive care.

Online Supplements

Next month: Difficult transport scenarios.

Christopher B. Haber, EMT-P, is owner of MEDPRO EMS Education, an EMS training and education center headquartered in Langhorne, PA. He has over 16 years of experience in a variety of EMS systems. Contact him at chaber@medproems.com.

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