R42 Bariatric Nursing Manikin

Bridging the Gap in bariatric patient healthcare training

The R42 Bariatric Nursing Manikin offers a diverse and inclusive representation of patients, addressing the gap in realistic training for bariatric and obese individuals. This feature enhances healthcare professionals’ preparedness to care for a broad spectrum of patients, fostering empathy and competence.

Obesity and bariatric patients are significantly underrepresented in healthcare education and training equipment, including manikins used for nursing, paramedic, and medical instruction. This gap in training products contributes to a lack of sensitivity and preparedness among healthcare staff and clinicians when dealing with obese patients

R42 Bariatric Nursing Manikin sat up on a bariatric bed

Key Features

Realistic Representation

The R42 Bariatric Nursing Manikin is designed to represent a 145kg (320 lbs) female patient. Its lifelike features provide an accurate training experience. Though the actual manikin weighs much less.

Advanced Airway Management

Practice intubation with chest rise, ensuring that healthcare professionals are well-prepared for various airway scenarios. The Airway will take a Endotracheal tube and supraglottic airways such as LMA and Igel.

Realistic articulated Limbs

The manikin’s arms and legs mimic the weight and challenges of caring for a bariatric patient. This is very relevant the transfer of Bariatric patients throughout their journey through the healthcare system. This realism ensures effective training.

Able To Use Monitoring

Incorporate advanced patient monitoring systems like Skillqube to simulate vital signs and enhance the realism of your training scenarios.

Limited Neck Movement

Representing an obese person with limited neck movement.

Vomiting Feature

Experience anatomical challenges and learn to adapt care plans for bariatric patients.

Female Genitalia for Catheterization

Practice catheterization, an essential skill in patient care.

Upright Sitting

The manikin can sit upright on a chair, allowing for training in patient positioning.

Intravenous Catheterization

Is possible, as well as the ability to give fluid.

Intramuscular Injections Points

To simulate the giving of IM drugs.

Suitable For

Anaesthesia Training

Ideal for intubation practice with chest rise, ensuring readiness for a wide range of intubation scenarios.

Moving and Handling

Training for the complete patient journey, from paramedics and emergency responders to the operating room and wards.

Basic Nursing Training

The manikin’s realism encourages empathy and showcases diversity, offering a holistic approach to patient care.

Added Features

Wounds Simulation

R42 offers a realistic wounds simulation, allowing healthcare professionals to practice wound care and management.

Bed Sores

The manikin can simulate bed sores, helping healthcare professionals understand the prevention and treatment of these conditions in bariatric patients.


R42 includes infection simulation, enabling training on the prevention and control of infections, a critical aspect of patient care for bariatric individuals.

Customised Limbs

R42 provides the option to interchange limbs to simulate various conditions, including diabetes-related issues, amputations, and trauma. This feature enhances training for a broader range of patient scenarios, ensuring healthcare professionals are well-prepared for diverse clinical situations.

Why Choose R42?


The R42 Bariatric Nursing Manikin fills the gap in training for bariatric patients, promoting diversity and ensuring that all patients receive optimal care.


Our manikin accurately replicates the challenges of caring for a bariatric patient, providing a lifelike training experience.


Suitable for a range of healthcare scenarios, from anaesthesia and surgery to patient transport and basic nursing care.

Enhanced Preparedness

Train healthcare professionals to handle unexpected situations, such as patient vomiting, with confidence and skill.

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