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Working with the Patient with Obesity

Approximately 60% of Australians are overweight or obese. Appropriate communication and transfer strategies are necessary to encourage independence and safety for all.

Safe Actions offers a 3.5 hour course covering the latest information on of obesity, effective communication and various movement patterns that may be used by a person with obesity. Simulation suits can be used to enable participants to realise the restrictions in body movement and changes to centre of gravity.


Equipment used by people with obesity can be trialled. Video clips are used to share experiences of being overweight in a neutral way. Ideas around changes to create obesity sensitive and obesity prevention workplaces will be discussed.  

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