Simulaids was approached by a physician after he was involved with a
difficult house extrication of a rather large patient. It became evident
that standard patient handling techniques were not suitable for the
extrication of morbidly obese patients. The physical limitations of the
buildings in which some of these patients reside also required special
consideration. The Bariatric Rescue Manikin Suit replicates the weight
and the movement in body tissue associated with morbidly obese patients.
This simulation is made possible by an “exo-suit” which allows the
user to add up to 440 lbs. of water. When the exercise is complete, the
water can be simply drained away thus making the manikin more “portable.”
In its dehydrated version, the manikin can be easily transported between
locations. The Bariatric Suit fits only the Regular Rescue Randy
original 5 ft. 5", bald manikins. For manikin use only.