Bariatric pathway

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    Dee Docherty

    Does anyone have any policies they use within their organisation for the care of the bariatric patient. I am the manual handling coordinator for SDHB Southland site and we are looking to develop a pathway for staff to follow.
    look forward to your suggestions and ideas.


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    Jo Graham

    Hi Dee
    We have modified some of the NHS Forth Valley Bariatric Handling Guidelines 2015 and have:
    – a flow chart for admission to service and then these appendixes
    Appendix 1: Body shapes
    Appendix 2: Individual patient Moving and Handling assessment
    Appendix 3: SWL of standard and bariatric equipment
    Appendix 4: Equipment to hire
    Appendix 5: Discharge to Home/ARC/Funeral Directors – Flow diagram
    It is a great resource.

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