BARIATRIC CHALLENGES

Growing numbers of

obese patients create particular challenges

in the healthcare setting

3X

Intubation problems are 3X

more likely in obese patients

Anesthesiology; 2006, Vol. 104, 617

2X

Obese patients may desaturate

twice as fast as normal patients

Ann Emerg Med; 2011, 2(10)

7X

Healthcare workers are 7X more

likely to experience

musculoskeletal disorders

Ann Emerg Med; 2011, 2(10)

Hospitals and outpatient surgery centers are now performing millions of procedures annually on obese patients. Patient safety, hospital liability, and worker injury are real concerns that require cutting edge solutions. PPS offers innovative and cost effective products to help mitigate these risks.

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