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Authors

  1. Pagels, Jamie Lynn MSN, RN

Abstract

Obesity is becoming more prevalent in the United States with almost 40% of the population being overweight or obese. A new category, defining super obesity as a body mass index of 50 or higher, has been added. The purpose of this article is to use a case study to develop a more thorough understanding of the complex care needs of the super obese patient and how home healthcare clinicians can use technology to advocate for super obese patients who are home and bedbound. A review of the literature and discussion will be provided. Potential technologies involved in provision of care will also be explored. Finally, a summary of the case along with proposed solutions will be offered.