Spring break

By Anonymous - 20/02/2022 00:01

Today, I'm off work for 4 weeks after trying to move an obese patient from their bed. The poor woman was so large that when we tried to move her the leg of the bed snapped, and her weight drove the sharp broken leg down through my foot into the carpet. Surgery and no walking for 4 weeks. Whoopee. FML
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That sucks for sure, but you dodged a bullet. That could have been a hell of a lot worse than what it was, and I for one am glad it wasn’t.

if It was in the womans home, a number of issues could be present from the bed itself. and if in a facility the same issues, but they would be the fault of the company, not the worker. the bed leg giving out seems structural, and not a care handling issue in this case, as most bed are rated for certain weight limits and can become unsafe if surpassed or to aged and worn.

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That sucks for sure, but you dodged a bullet. That could have been a hell of a lot worse than what it was, and I for one am glad it wasn’t.

This should be a weight loss advert! If people won’t lose it for their own health then do it for the poor carers and nurses that will hurt themselves looking after you when you can’t look after yourself anymore!

Remember when we told people “Wear a mask to protect others”? Remember how well that worked out? Me too 😂😂

What does that have to do with obese patients?

Something is fishy here. Healthcare workers are supposed to know how to lift obese patients safely. There should be a lawsuit or firing here, or both.

if It was in the womans home, a number of issues could be present from the bed itself. and if in a facility the same issues, but they would be the fault of the company, not the worker. the bed leg giving out seems structural, and not a care handling issue in this case, as most bed are rated for certain weight limits and can become unsafe if surpassed or to aged and worn.