United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Sunshine Healthcare Network

Safe Bariatric Patient Handling Toolkit

VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, Tampa

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Toolkit Overview

Bariatric Toolkit Cover (Word)

Bariatric Toolkit Spine (Word)

Bariatric Toolkit Overview (Word)

 Medical Conditions Affecting Bariatric Patients

Bariatric Medical Conditions (Word)

Special Handling and Movement Challenges Related to Bariatrics

Special Handling and Movement Challenges (pp. 1-13) (Word)
Appendix A: Assessment Criteria (p. 14)
Appendix B: Bariatric Algorythms (pp. 15-22)
Appendix C: Equipment Checklist (p. 23)
Appendix D: Policy Template (pp. 24-29)

Technology Resource Guide

Bariatric Technology Resource Guide (Word)

Test Your Knowledge

Quick quiz on Bariatrics to test your knowledge (Word)

Bibliography

More information about Bariatric Research (Word)