Exclusive video: Tetcon launch Bariatric evacuation sheet

What is Bariatric?

Bariatrics involves provision of healthcare to morbidly obese patients who usually weigh greater than 500 pounds and have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40. Bariatric patients present greater challenges in the form of emergency management, appropriate transportation as well as availability of adequate beds and chairs that will be required to support and shelter such patients.

Bariatric evacuation sheet

Emergency evacuation and larger individuals

Particularly important in this population is the provision of high degree of assistance in terms of their transportation in emergency settings as they are more likely to require hospitalization during and after a critical event because of the co-morbidities they have including hypertension, cardiovascular problems and sleep apnea. It is thus essential for emergency management planners in hospitals to review or develop appropriate plans in order to meet the needs of bariatric patients during a disaster. Substantial planning, preparation and support are required for emergency evacuation of bariatric patients. Hospitals should recognize this necessity and incorporate local plans and protocols to support evacuation of bariatric patients during an emergency.

Evacuating bariatric persons requires meticulous attention and it is the responsibility of responders or volunteers who are assigned to this critical task to support them and maintain the same level of care as with normal weight patients. Bariatric patients are more likely to suffer from mechanical trauma during their transfer from one place to another. Similarly, healthcare providers and people involved in evacuation of bariatric patients can themselves get an injury due to inappropriate handling. It is essential that the equipment used to perform this task should be harmless to the patient and healthcare personnel. It is ideal to transfer the patient in a comfortable and dignified manner regardless of difficult handling owing to morbid obesity of patient. In addition, it is also crucial to minimize the risk of injury to the patient as well as healthcare providers.

Bariatric evacuation sheet S-CAPEPOD

Introducing Bariatric S-CAPEPOD

To avoid injuries and ensure safe and smooth evacuation of bariatric patients in emergency settings, it is indispensible to use specialized equipment that has ability to evacuate a morbidly obese patient weighing up to 300kg or 660 pounds. Bariatric S-CAPEPOD is such a powerful device that makes evacuation of larger individuals safe and convenient. This evacuation sheet is a part of emergency evacuation plan that ensures patient safety. Bariatric S-CAPEPOD is permanently mounted between the frame of bed and the mattress. By means of several flaps, which you can pull around the bariatric mattress, you can encompass the patient in the evacuation device while still on the mattress. In about sixty seconds, the patient is ready for evacuation. With the Bariatric S-CAPEPOD, you have a simple evacuation tool at your disposal that can make the difference in a state of emergency.

Bariatric S-CAPEPOD is designed to assist emergency services personnel or designated moving and handling staff to evacuate bariatric patients or people from locations such as a hospital ward or other public or private buildings in the event of an emergency. It is compatible with local emergency equipment and this sheet is always accessible to the rescuers. Bariatric S-CAPEPOD makes evacuation of bariatric patients in emergency conditions convenient and practical.

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