Do you want to brush up your skills to safely care for larger-sized patients? This obesity suit will help you to simulate realistic scenarios in bariatric care. This way you can experience how movements are influenced by weight.
It is used as a manual handling training aid for obesity. Nursing staff can implement the suit to develop specialist skills needed to safely manage and care for obesity/bariatric patients. Thanks to the suit, caregivers can practice techniques and simulate realistic scenarios. It also makes role-playing during a bariatric training more realistic. And all of this is possible in a safe environment without putting a physical strain on yourself.
The suit can be used for all kinds of training situations: first aid, manual handling, ergonomics, haptonomy, rescue sheets, evac mattresses and other evacuation equipment, etc.
Thanks to this obesity suit you can practice realistically without endangering yourself with excessive lifting. This improves workplace ergonomics. And it prevents physical strain during the training.
There's a serious risk for healthcare staff who manage bariatric patients. That's why it's important to understand the challenges that come along with obesity.
Implement the Obesity Simulation Suit during ergonomics training for:
Material: Outside: 98% polyester / 2% elastane
Filling: 100% polyester
Weight: approx. 15 kg
Cleaning and maintenance: Machine washable at 30 degrees (Celsius)
The suit consists of three body parts: arms, torso and legs. That allows you to experience the mobility limitations that a bariatric patient is confronted with every day.
➕ You put yourself in the shoes of a larger-sized patient, which can help to prevent future prejudices on obesity.
➕ The suit helps to empathise more with the bariatric patient.
➕ Great way to learn lifting and transferring techniques
➕ You experience how mobility is affected by weight.
➕ Great replacement tool when an ‘obese model’ isn’t available during your training day.
➖ Can be pretty warm during warm days.
➖ Comes in a large trolley which takes up quite some space.