Understanding the difference between overweight, obese and bariatric

Julie Swann
  • Journal of Paramedic Practice, August 2013, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/jpar.2013.5.8.436

The management of over-sized patients in emergency care is outlined.

What is it about?

The differences between people who are overweight, obese or bariatric are explored. The ways that obesity can affect a person's health. are explained.

Why is it important?

Emergency care providers cannot help but notice that there has been an increase in obese and bariatric patients.


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Correct manual handling is important.

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