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Occupational Health & Safety Issues Associated with Management Bariatric (Severely Obese) Patients

Doc type: Guideline

Doc No.: GL2005_070

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Personnel/Workforce - Occupational Health & Safety

Summary
The Guidelines recommend that each Health Service identifies health facilities within its boundaries for the management of bariatric (severely obese) patients, and that those health facilities identify, assess and control the OHS risks associated with bariatric patient management, and consolidate the results of the risk management process in a facility Bariatric Patient Management Plan. This Plan can then be activated when there is a planned or unplanned admission of a bariatric patient.

Date of Publication: 21 September 2005

Replaces: N/A
Author Branch: Workplace Relations and Management Branch

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations - Non Declared, Public Health System Support Division, Community Health Centres, Public Hospitals

Audience: All staff

Distributed to: Public Health System, Community Health Centres , Health Associations Unions, Health Professional Associations and Related Organisations, NSW Ambulance Service , NSW Department of Health, Public Hospitals

Review Date: 21 September 2010

File No: 03/8360-4

Previous reference: N/A

Status: Active

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Occupational Health & Safety Issues Associated with Management Bariatric (Severely Obese) Patients

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