Bariquins, who produce bariatric (obese) sized training mannequins, received a request to supply one of their 25 stone mannequins to a hospital in New Hampshire, USA. The hospital is using it in their Nursing Simulation Suite to train their staff on how to safely move patients suffering from obesity, whilst maintaining the patient’s dignity.
Chris Jarratt, Managing Director of Bariquins, said “We do intend to concentrate on America but as we only came to market in March 2017, those aims are 2 years away. This order could be a catalyst that reduces that timescale.”
A single Bariquin weighs 25 stones (350lb or 159kg) yet one person can lift them -providing that it’s not assembled. Bariquins 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.
Bariquins are based at the Stockport Business & Innovation Centre. Contact details and further information can be found on the company’s website www.bariquins.com