Bariatrics


Product Solutions

Bariatrics

Bariatrics are a key patient segment for providers, because they represent a demographic that needs increasing help. Fortunately, there are many DME products to help them. We look at some of the latest bariatric offerings on the market.

Problem Solvers

Safe Bariatric Living Spaces

Bathrooms get a lot of attention when it comes to keeping bariatric patients safe in their homes, but challenges also abound throughout patients’ living spaces. Two experienced home access experts discuss how providers can create safe environments for bariatric patients.

Bariatrics

The 2013 HME Handbook: Bariatrics

Building Your Bariatric Business

The numbers don't lie: the prevalence of obesity in America continues to rise. HME providers need to consider how they need to respond to that unfortunate trend.

Problem Solvers

Serving the Bariatric Spectrum

The population of bariatric patients continues to rise, and along with them a variety of co-morbidities that must be treated. How can providers offer a complete array of bariatric services that serves this population's diverse needs?

Observation Deck

Is Your Business Bariatric-Ready?

The bariatric marketplace is on the forefront of the minds of doctors, caregivers, facilities, DME providers and manufacturers across the nation. As an HME provider, it is important you are poised toproperly service this market segment and develop your business further.

Problem Solvers

5 Bariatric Bath Fundamentals

Simple, but important techniques, products HME providers can leverage to ensure bath safety for bariatric patients.

Rural Americans More Prone to Obesity

New study finds rural residents more likely to be obese than urban counterparts.

Bariatrics

The Big 10

Bariatrics

There simply no denying that bariatrics is an important patient market that providers must serve. It constitutes a significant portion of the U.S. population, possesses a wide variety of needs for home medical equipment and related services.



How to Provide a Range of Services that Supports Bariatric Patients

As more and more people fit the definition of being obese, the increase in the need for bariatric equipment rises as well.

How to Match Mattress Types to Patient Wound Care Needs

The population of bariatric patients is increasing, and so to is the need for providers to sell mattresses that prevent and help treat wounds for patients that spend a good deal of time in bed.

Problem Solvers

Getting the Right Support

Addressing the unique support surface needs of bariatric mobility patients.

Bariatrics

2011 Big Ten

Bariatrics

Bariatric patients continue to be a key patient segment that HMEs should target during 2011.

Tailor-Made Wound Care

Products & Technology

Tailor-Made Wound Care

When it comes to pressure sores, bariatric patients are at greater risk due to their size and immobility. HMEs need to keep pace with technological advances in order to offer bariatric patients the kind of tailor-made solutions that give them a fighting chance against debilitating wounds.

First-Hand Expertise

After undergoing life-changing gastric bypass surgery seven and a half years ago to combat the results of a thyroidectomy, his “walking in his customers’ shoes” helps guide his company’s production of bariatric products.

Problem Solvers

Bariatric Baths: An Eye On Design

Synergy Spectrum

Problem Solvers

Staying Safely Seated

Bariatric Seating and Wound Care

Bariatrics

Bariatrics:

How to Select and Install the Right Bed for a Bariatric Patient

The main differences between beds for bariatric patients and non-bariatric patients are the bed’s size and weight capacity. Picking the proper bed for a bariatric patient can be a lengthy undertaking since there are many areas to consider.

Picking Beds with an Eye on Quality of Life

How to select and install the right bed for a bariatric patient.

Product Solutions

Bariatrics

A roundup of the latest bariatric products.

Bath Safety Basics

Fundamental considerations for providing bath safety to seniors, bariatric patients and mobility patients.

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