800-pound patients a problem for ambulance crews

Posted By Staff

Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

forkliftNebraska – Four-hundred-, 600- and even 800-pound patients are presenting ambulance crews with some big challenges. As obesity rates rise, paramedics in Nebraska and Iowa are faced with carrying more obese patients. In turn, paramedics find creative ways to move them, and some fire departments are looking to borrow or buy specialized equipment such as putting a construction crane and a forklift on call for patients.  More…

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