CREATING REALISTIC TRAINING ENVIRONMENTS

How does one simulate extremely obese patients and victims?

29 November 2015
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Obesity is becoming increasingly more common. This means the aid providers must have specific knowledge and skills. After all, you will need completely different skills for moving either a 60 kg patient or a 280 kg patient with a broken hip down 5 floors. Ruth Lee has developed the bariatric dolls especially for this purpose. They are available in 180 and 280 kg variants. The fantastic thing about these dolls is that they have a realistic weight ratio and flexibility. They aren’t just “heavy”. Every effort has also been made to get as close as possible to the “grip” on the patient. The neck is suitable for the application of a collar. The correct movement techniques can be realistically taught with these dolls.

Where are these types of dolls being used?

These dolls are being used in hospitals, care homes, fire services, but also, for example, by airlines. These dolls are also available to rent from FireWare. This can certainly make an emergency response exercise or an exercise with a fire engine extra challenging!

More information:

More information about the Bariatric Manikin can be found on the FireSales website.

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