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The Bariatric Ambulance

Here we are shown inside a bariatric ambulance.

Dedicated bariatric transfer services, which are specifically designed to accommodate patients living with obesity, are available within NHS Ambulance Services and the private sector…

  • These may supply specialist equipment, as discussed in the video.
  • Early communication with these services is important when arranging the transfer of a patient living with obesity.
  • Take note of the adaptations to the ambulance and the equipment inside.

Please note: this video is a simulation and does not depict a real-life clinical event. The clinical details used in the simulation are invented and do not describe real patients. Everyone featured has kindly given their permission for the video to be used.

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