Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) March 08, 2010
America is facing an obesity epidemic. A research team at John Hopkins University predicted that 86% of adults in the United States could be overweight by the year 2030.
The increased need for bariatric equipment will continue to be a growing necessity in all healthcare settings: rehabilitation centers, hospitals, long-term and home care facilities.
QuickMedical foresaw the need to provide healthcare professionals with the highest quality bariatric care medical equipment. With the complete line of Gendron medical equipment, QuickMedical can now offer healthcare professionals access to the latest in bariatric care medical equipment.
Healthcare professionals are caring for heavier and larger patients, and therefore are subject to injury. Healthcare professionals who must provide personal care, mobility and activities for all clients are now faced with a number of new patient care issues. What must professionals do to provide services to the bariatric patient? What is the cost? What can be done to improve the patient care situation for this population?
"Our goal is to provide medical equipment that is specially tailored and designed for the bariatric patient," said Scott Hanna, CEO at QuickMedical. "Healthcare staff and the facilities they work for must be proactive and have a strategy to meet the special needs of the morbidly obese patient."
A number of studies have suggested that a no-lift environment is possible with the right planning and equipment; QuickMedical and Gendron can help with both the planning and the equipment.
Further, there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that suggests a higher number of back-injury claims are filed by provides who care for the bariatric patient.
There is now equipment designed specifically for the overweight patient that can make it easier and safer for the healthcare provider. Lifts, beds, wheel chairs and support equipment that can accommodate from 300 to over 1000 pounds make it safer and much easier in ambulating heavy patients.
"The data suggests, we're all getting larger," said Steve Cotter, President of Gendron. "It is imperative that we make sure the healthcare professional has the right tools to seat and move people who are morbidly obese."
QuickMedical, your online medical supply store, has thousands of medical products, including professional medical equipment, disposable medical supplies, fitness and therapy products, along with a full line of home healthcare products. Count on QuickMedical for quality products and superior customer service.
Founded in 1872, Gendron, Inc., is the oldest manufacturer of assistive medical devices in the United States. For more than a decade, Gendron has focused our innovative engineering, quality manufacturing and customer service on providing equipment specifically tailored to the rigorous requirements of the bariatric patient. Today Gendron is the U.S. leader in providing total solutions for bariatric patient care. We help caregivers and providers determine the optimum equipment configuration and accessories for each patient. You will appreciate our quick turnaround. We routinely equip a complete bariatric patient room in days. Based on more than 130 years of experience, you can count on Gendron working closely with you to provide individualized solutions for you and for your bariatric patients.
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