Pre-Hospital Bariatric Care: Patient and Provider Safety [2024]
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: Hall C

   Nirav Rana, Bariatric Surgeon, OhioHealth
   Robert Lowe, System EMS Medical Director, OhioHealth
   Michael Duncan, Lieutenant, Worthington Fire & EMS

Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Secondary Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels

The presenter describes how medical simulation was used by Worthington Ohio Fire Department to improve their standard operating procedure for removing a bariatric victim of fire from a structure. He discusses the extrication and transport of bariatric patients in a manner that is safe for both the patient and the provider. Additionally, he discusses the physiologic changes of bariatric patients and how these changes can impact pre-hospital medical care. A demonstration of safe transport procedures is included.

Learning Objectives:
Explain how bariatric victims of fire may require a change in standard operating procedure
Describe safe transport of bariatric patients
Recognize physiologic differences in bariatric patients

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.3
  CCM: 3.75
  EMS: 4.8
  BWC Discount Programs: 4

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