|Document ID (ISN)||108767|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 573
||Hignett S., Chipchase S., Tetley A., Griffiths P.
Health and Safety Executive
||Risk assessment and process planning for bariatric patient handling pathways
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. xiv, 89p. Illus. 57 ref.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr573.pdf [in English]
||The obese population in the United Kingdom is growing and this group is considerably over-represented in the use of health and social care services. This project aimed to identify and explore the manual handling risks presented by bariatric (severely obese) patients during emergency admissions. Work involved: reviewing public health data to provide an estimate of the current and future bariatric patient population; surveying strategic, clinical and operational policies and procedures for bariatric patient handling; and obtaining case studies of specific incidents and risk management actions. Findings revealed that 40%-70% of health care institutions did not have a bariatric policy. Other findings are discussed.
||work organization; United Kingdom; obesity; manual handling; plant safety and health organization; emergency services; hospitals; health care personnel; hazard evaluation
||case study; survey; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Health care services