What is bariatric?
Bariatric is a term used in the medical community that means obesity. In the UK, the NHS classes patients as obese if they either have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more; or if they weigh more than 25 stones (or 159kg). In a hospital, surgery is offered to treat obese patients.
Interweave Healthcare supplies some products to help nurses and carers looking after obese patients in hospitals, care homes and at home. These include the 10XL patient gown, the transfer sheet and the Airpal patient transfer system.