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Treating and transporting bariatric patients

In this episode, our co-hosts discuss the challenges that come with assisting bariatric patients, including logistics, equipment needs and provider attitudes



In this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the unique challenges that come with handling bariatric patients.

EMS providers are seeing an increased number of calls to assist patients that require special transportation, adapted monitoring and treatment. This week’s discussion revolves around equipment needs, provider communication and courtesy, as well as how best to treat patients. Join the discussion and add your feedback in the comments.

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