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Control measure

Request and deploy bariatric management resources

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Bariatric management or lifting equipment

Understand:

  • The benefits of using bariatric management or lifting equipment
  • How to request equipment that may be used to lift or move bariatric casualties

Clinical issues and medical support

Understand:

  • The clinical issues associated with casualties with complex requirements
  • The benefits of requesting early deployment of advanced medical support for the increased risk of medical complications

Specialist teams and equipment

Understand:

  • The type of specialist teams and equipment that may be requested

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Consider requesting specialist teams and equipment to assist with the rescue of a casualty with complex requirements

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify arrangements for the movement of bariatric casualties
  • Use appropriate equipment to lift or move bariatric casualties

Consider requesting fire and rescue service technical rescue teams to assist with the rescue of a casualty with complex requirements

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request technical rescue teams to assist with the rescue of a casualty with complex requirements

Request deployment of advanced or specialist medical support for the rescue of a casualty with complex requirements

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request the deployment of advanced or specialist medical support for the rescue of a casualty with complex requirements

Request specialist bariatric ambulances if required

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request the mobilisation of a specialist bariatric ambulance if required

Plan for the distance and the environment when moving or transporting casualties with complex requirements

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request specialist teams, equipment and vehicles if required