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Class III Obese Patients Experience Adverse Events More Frequently Than the General Adverse Event Patient Population
Date:3/4/2013

ents to a safe location during an emergency," Gardner said. "We also found that more hospitals rent versus own equipment specifically made for class III obese patients. This may explain why, in some of the reports, patients had delays in treatment or equipment was not available."

Class III obese patients are identified as having a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 or weighing at least 100 pounds more than their ideal body weight. From 2000 to 2005, the prevalence of individuals reporting a BMI greater than 40 increased by 50% and the prevalence of individuals reporting a BMI greater than 50 increased by 75%.

"Not all obese patients require special care and equipment, but class III obese patients have different needs," Gardner said. "Healthcare facilities need to be prepared to provide safe general medical care to class III obese patients whose size surpasses the capacity of present equipment.

"Class III obese patients should also know what kind of equipment a facility has available to meet their healthcare needs," Gardner added.

The Authority offers facilities guidance as to how they can provide safe care for class III obese patients that includes addressing patient equipment needs, staff education and sensitivity training, and structural considerations.

"There are several steps healthcare facilities can take to increase the safety of obese patients and staff caring for them," Gardner said. "Some of these steps are as simple as making sure class III obese patients have identification wristbands that are long enough to fit properly.

"Others may require more thought, such as where to place these patients if they need to be transferred to another unit quickly, but as the numbers of class III obese patients increase, the issue of delivering safe care to this patient population must be addressed," Gardner added.

For more information about the class III obesity preparedness survey, go to the March Pennsylvania P
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