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Bariatric Equipment Guide

Bariatric Equipment Guide - Clinical Hub, Patient Safety, Nursing Quality and Safety Resources, SMART Resources and Tips

Focus

The hospital maintains an inventory of standard bariatric items such as walkers, wheelchairs and commodes. In addition, the hospital maintains contracts with external vendors to provide specialty bariatric equipment such as beds, transfer lifts and shower chairs. Specialty equipment is available on an as-needed basis and requires involvement of the nurse manager and the Safe Patient Handling coordinator. The hospital is charged rental fees for specialty equipment provided by external vendors.

EquipmentWeight LimitProcess for Obtaining
Assistive Gait Devices
Cane 700 lbs. 
  • For therapy use
  • Both regular and quad cane available
Crutches 650 lbs. For therapy use
Walker  500 or 700 lbs. 
  • Order in Health Link
  • Patient Height 63” to 76”
  • 500 lb also available in CS Catalog (#4013746)
Standard Equipment
Bed alarm No max limit, 13” x 32” Order through the CS Catalog: # 4011206
Bed—Bari Rehab Platform 2 (As of 9/3/2014) 1,000 lbs.
  • Order in Healthlink
  • Make sure to include patient height and weight to ensure proper bed size
  • For patients > 500 lbs., BMI > 55, or whose body habitus impairs the ability to turn in bed
  • Order trapeze if good upper extremity strength and no contraindications for use
Bedpan 1,200 lbs.  Order through the CS Catalog: #4012952
Cardiac chair Various weight Available on select inpatient units. If unable to locate one contact your nurse manager to assist with rentals.
Commode 1,000 lbs.  Order through Health Link
Stretcher 700 lbs. 
  • All Stryker Big Wheel Carts (there are 15 total)
  • Located throughout the organization. Contact Transport Office at 263-7238 Monday–Friday 8am–4:30pm or the Patient Transport Senior Worker 7am–11pm, 7 days per week
Toilet seat raised 650 lbs.  Order in Health Link
Waffle cushion 700 lbs.  Order through the CS Catalog: #4013089
Wheelchair 375–650 lbs. 
  • Contact Transport Office at 263-7238 Monday–Friday 8am–4:30pm or the Patient Transport Senior Worker 7am–11pm, 7 days per week
  • There are:
    • 3—650 lb. capacity
    • 2—450 lb. capacity
    • 3—375lb. capacity
Safe Patient Handling Equipment  
Bari Lift and Transfer System 1,000 lbs. To obtain the Bari-Lift and Transfer System use the Facilities and Engineering Services Request to have one delivered. For emergency requests please contact via phone at 608-263-1509.
Ceiling lift 600 or 1,000 lbs.  1,000-lb. ceiling lifts located on TLC, F4/4, D6/5 and F4/6
EZ Stand 500 lbs. 
  • Located on F6/5, check with unit staff to check out equipment
  • EZ Stand Sling: 660 lb—4012121
HoverMatt 1,200 lbs.

Central Supply Catalog: 

  • 34” (#4011539)
    • Ideal weight: < 350 lb.
  • 39” (#4012013)
    • Ideal weight: 350-500 lb.
  • 50” (#4012014)
    • Ideal weight: >500 lb.
Slings 600-1,200 lbs.

Central Supply Catalog

  • Repositioning Sheet
    • 600 lb. - 4009987
    • 1000 lb. - 4014427
  • HoverSling
    • 700 lb. - 4010175
    • 1200 lb. - 4014428
  • Seated Sling
    • 600 lb. - 4012126
Specialty Equipment
Wheelchair (SizeWise) 650-850 lb, 36” seat width
  • Order in Health Link
  • Make sure to include patient height and weight in order
  • This is a special order item, delivery will be within 24-36 hours
Shower Commode (SizeWise) 750 lb, 30” seat width
  • Order in Health Link
  • Make sure to include patient height and weight in order
  • This is a special order item, delivery will be within 24-36 hours
EZ Stand (UHS) 800 lb
  • Order in Health Link
  • Make sure to include patient height and weight in order
  • This is a special order item, delivery will be within 24-36 hours

For bariatric weight limits in the operating room, radiology, and GI procedures, and for central supply equipment and patient rooms, use the Bariatric Resource Grid.