A US customer of Bariquins, the Stockport company that makes bariatric (obese-sized) training mannequins, has received national accreditation for recognising the highest standards for safety and quality of care for patients receiving weight loss surgery.
The Wentworth-Douglass Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery in Dover, New Hampshire purchased a Bariquin training mannequin from Stockport for use in their Simulation Center.
The Simulation Center is where staff can train or practice hospital-based skills including the correct moving and handling techniques for plus-size patients. As the mannequin has the physical size as well as the weight of a person living with obesity, moving and handling training is more realistic with a Bariquin.
Chris Jarratt, Managing Director of Stockport based Bariquins, said
“Our Bariquins are manufactured to a high quality with a superior look to them, reflecting the professionalism of the organisations using them. We like to think that our Bariquin has helped in part to gain this accreditation.”
Julie Cole, the Clinical Educator at the Simulation Center at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital said of their Bariquin, called Barry,
“We have been using him with great results for our teaching in our Bariatric program.”
The accreditation given to The Wentworth-Douglass Center came from the American College of Surgeons, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
A single Bariquin weighs 25 stones (350lb or 159kg) yet one person can lift them -providing it’s not assembled, take ten minutes to clip together and are designed for training emergency personnel, healthcare professionals and those in similar occupations to undertake the moving and handling of plus-size people safely, efficiently and with dignity.
The company is based at the Stockport Business & Innovation Centre in Reddish and the company also provides moving and handling training for patient or emergency-based scenarios.