Bariatric

A bariatric patient is more susceptible to deterioration of bone and muscle mass, which leads to higher risk of fractures, physical disability, insulin resistance and overall poorer health.

At JB Medical, We recognise the importance of bariatric care equipment and its vital role in reducing injury, reducing physical and legal risks, as well as safeguarding the health of patients.

Bariatric

Patient dignity is maintained at all times.

We strive to protect the safety of patients and to provide relevant information to staff quickly with our solutions, which are suitable for hospitals, aged care institutions, and private homes.

Nursing staff and caregivers are kept informed of patient movement using Proximate Nurse Call’s motion detection technology. Various pressure-relieving gadgets, beds, and chairs can be fitted with them.

Providing a safe and supportive environment for the patient while they sleep, our roll-out beds help define sleeping arrangements.

By empowering nurses, we set the standard for early detection and prevent falls and injuries.

Mattresses that are low to the ground can mean the difference between a minor trauma and serious injury. Patients may be able to get on and off their beds with assistance from our beds.

The training and guidance that we provide on appropriately using our goods will benefit patients as well as extend the life of the equipment.

WHAT WE OFFER

Our bariatric solutions.

EDUCATION

Leading the charge in the field of fall prevention education.

We at JB Medical are committed to providing our clients with the best possible use of our equipment. By providing instructions on how to use our products correctly, not only will patients benefit from better outcomes, but also the equipment’s lifespan will be extended.

OBESITY

Risk Factors of Obesity.

The prevalence of obesity has reached pandemic levels in several global societies, frequently seen in developed and developing nations. Increasing prevalence of obesity is driven mainly by imbalanced diets and sedentary lifestyles. Other factors that could contribute to obesity include genetic, environmental and society. In fact, latest figures state that every 2 in 3 (67%) adult Australians are either overweight or obese in 2017-18 (AIHW, 2021)

Obesity, or excess weight is a risk factor for several diseases among adults such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, eye diseases (e.g. age-related cataract, glaucoma, maculopathy, retinopathy), and even some cancers.

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Moreover, the odds for pressure injuries were ~19% higher for residents with moderate or severe obesity compared with non-obese U.S. aged-care residents (Cai et al., 2013).

Additionally, hospitals and aged-care facilities are investing in more expensive infrastructure and bariatric equipment to care for the severely obese patients/residents. There is a large range of equipment designed to support these residents such as reinforced beds, bariatric pressure mattresses, chairs, wheelchairs, specialised toilet and shower chairs, hoists, lifters, slings, etc. These specialised equipment is important for the safety and wellbeing for the residents as well as the healthcare staff who are at higher risk of occupational injuries.

Sources

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (2021) Overweight & Obesity. https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports-data/behaviours-risk-factors/overweight-obesity/overview (accessed Sept 2021).

Cai, S., Rahman, M.,

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3654390/

https://www.pwc.com.au/pdf/weighing-the-cost-of-obesity-final.pdf
Section 3.5, pg 26

Frequently asked questions.

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