Report Focuses on Safe Handling in Bariatric Patient Care

Bariatric report

Lockton's offers help via safety steps to enhance bariatric care.

As the rate of obesity among U.S. adults continues to increase, healthcare workers are looking for ways to safely treat patients. A new report offers help via safety steps to enhance care.

The report focuses on employee training on how to lift and move patients and how to communicate respectfully, said Lori Severson, co-author of the report. The report, produced by Lockton, an insurance broker and healthcare safety and risk management advisor, also recommends incorporating bariatric design guidelines from the Facility Guidelines Institute and state-of-the-art lifts.

Interested in reading the full report? Download it here.