CALHN Nursing Education Courses
Bariatric One Day Workshop
Aim of Workshop:
The workshop is relevant to all Clinical Staff caring for the bariatric person.
To provide guidance and understanding of the specific implications and considerations for bariatric patients and the provision of effective health care outcomes.
Recognise different body shapes and the effects on human movement in a bariatric person, in relation to equipment and risk assessment.
Demonstrate an understanding of the psychosocial factors that contribute to obesity.
Understand and gain knowledge of the effects of increased body weight in the area of skin conditions, wound care, pain management.
- ·Define what is a bariatric patient and its
prevalence in Australian society
- ·Understand and demonstrate the risk
assessment skills to safely assess and manage larger patients
- ·Bariatric Personal Care - Awareness of pain
management and skin related conditions, wound management
- ·Provide an awareness of bariatric equipment available and its correct use
Available to Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Physiotherapists & Occupational Therapists across CALHN.
For More Information Please Contact
Ann McPhedran, Nurse Educator
Ph: 8222 7224 I Pager: 47671
CALHN Nursing Education
WorkFit Services Consultant | Physiotherapist
Mob: 0439 046 237
Work Health and Safety
CALHN People and Culture