Bariatric Rescue, Moving and Handling Training
Our training suite at Baros House has two purpose-built training rooms.
The main room can hold 60 people for seminars, or 30 around tables
With obesity becoming more prevalent, the need to train your staff in moving and handling an obese casualty or patient becomes ever more important.
This bariatric manikin is constructed using a standard 100kg general purpose manikin with additional layers around the body. These are a mixture of weighted layers and foam cushioning layers that slip and slide to enable the weighted flesh bulk to have a very realistic fluidity of movement.
The manikin is very challenging to manoeuvre, being not only heavy but very bulky, and is designed to be handled with a team of at least 4-6 people. Only by using this manikin will the real life problems encountered with a 180kg patient be appreciated and strategies practiced to cope with handling and transport.
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Bariatric Products for Hire and Sale in the UK
When not in use for our own purposes, these rooms are available for use by the NHS or community services, with catering if required.
We offer certificated courses in Bariatric Moving and Handling, hosted by leading professionals in the field. Through the year, we have several seminar days where we invite experts in areas such as Pressure Care, Wounds, Tissue Viability, Bariatric Occupational Therapy and Bariatric Manual Handling, to talk on their specialist subject, allowing the delegates to interact and ask questions. The delegates have access to a full range of specialist bariatric equipment to support the training
These seminar days are very popular, and get booked up quickly.
Ask our customer service team to keep you informed of up-and-coming seminars.
Product Awareness Days
We also offer FREE product awareness days, where our own staff will go through a range of equipment, explaining how you can get the most benefit from each of the products. This commitment to training and education is just one of the reasons why NHS Trusts and PCTs around the country are turning to 1st Call Mobility as their chosen provider.
Customer services will be happy to arrange your training day.
The manikin is available to hire for your own in-house training, or, where a training symposium is held at Baros House, it will be available free of charge.
Bariatric Training Suit
First, the vast majority of staff caring for bariatric patients are not themselves obese, and lack the personal knowledge of the problems associated with daily living with excessive body bulk. The bariatric suit is designed to be worn by a carer during training to feel for themselves the problems of mobility and routine activity experienced as a norm by their patients. The suit only weighs 6.5kg, but accurately simulates the bulk of a bariatric patient, the problems associated with that bulk, and allows a carer to experience bariatric moving and handling from the patient's viewpoint.
Second, training in moving and handling a genuinely heavy patient or manikin brings with it the potential for serious injury to the student. This is particularly so in the early stages of training, when the skills to safely handle extreme weights may not yet have been adequately practised. By fitting this suit to the simulated patient, the handling needs associated with the obese bulk of a live person can be rehearsed, without the risks associated with excessive weight, as the suit only adds 6.5kg to the natural weight of the patient. It is particularly suited to practise procedures where lifting aids such as hoists are used, as the difficulties faced in these situations are primarily those of bulk, with the hoist taking the weight.
The Bariatric Suit consists of the body section, leg sections and clothing, and may be hired, or where a seminar is held at Baros House will be provided free of charge for use during the seminar.