How to measure a bariatric patient
Choosing the wheelchair for a bariatric patient requires consideration and assessment.
As a healthcare professional, you must for example consider, functional level, body shape, need to drive, movement, pressure ulcers, pain, and the need for support etc.
Measuring is also an important therapeutic task in a wheelchair case. This is why you get a chart here, which guides you through the measuring in writing and in pictures. The measurement chart is your tool for systematic measuring, which helps you to choose the right wheelchair, accessories for the wheelchair and correct setting.
Feel free to use the measurement form to teach colleagues if you yourself have experience with bariatric patients and assistive products, but lack that visual material that shows the various measurement points.