If you have to move a standard size person and all you have available is a bariatric sled it can be used. It is not optimal, but if the person’s safety is at risk, it will work. In this situation we suggest that you add pillows and sheets on the sides of the person to provide a more snug fit in order to minimize the patient’s movement.
There are times when the Bariatric Med Sled® is preferred over the Standard Med Sled® even if the patient is not baraitric. It is ideal for use when the patient needs to be moved with life support equipment. (IE: ICU Patient) A bariatric sled provides more room for equipment and supplies.