Caring for the Morbidly Obese Patient
This session will help Prehospital Care Practitioners have a better understanding of how morbidly obese patients are injured. We will use a unique power point presentation to show how difficult it is for obese patients to do simple things such as eating and using the toilet. During this session we will look at some of the most common injuries in obese patients and how difficult it is to render care. We will discuss how normal prehospital care equipment just doesn’t work.
We discuss the use of bariatric equipment including stretchers and ambulances.
We will discuss the treatment for sprains, strains, fractures, and head injuries that are caused by their size and weight. We will also discuss how the obese patient often suffers from multiple medical conditions.
We will discuss both BLS and ALS treatment for the morbidly obese patient.