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What Will the OR of the Future Look Like? - July 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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8 8 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | J U LY 2 0 1 4 A s the prevalence of obesity increases worldwide, more and more overweight and morbidly obese patients — more than 100 pounds over their ideal weight — will present to your facility for surgery. Here are some prod- ucts specifically designed to help you safely care for today's heavier patients. O B E S E P A T I E N T S Handling Heavier Patients SPECIAL HANDLING A growing number of your patients are either overweight (body mass index [BMI] of 25 to 29.9) or obese (BMI of 30 or higher). 7 products you need to care for today's larger patients. Jim Burger | Associate Editor OSE_1407_part2_Layout 1 7/3/14 8:50 AM Page 88

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