The Hospital Covercool™ bariatric (obese) mortuary cooling system simplifies the cooling of deceased bariatric bodies. Bariatric mortuary cooling is difficult but with with our bariatric mortuary cooling system hospitals can cool bariatric deceased on a bed (as in the picture), or on a trolley and in any location. If insufficiently cooled, UK Hospitals can sometimes receive unwanted press attention, see BBC news report March 2012. Covercool Bariatric is now installed in numerous hospitals & public mortuaries.
The Flexmort Covercool™ system allows bariatric mortuary cooling on a pm table, hospital bed etc using our specially designed mortuary cooling pads. The system improves patient dignity and reduces staff manual handling risks. The National Back Exchange reviewed the product and concluded,
“The unit can be used where refrigeration space is limited or not available and also reduces manual handling issues associated with deceased bariatric bodies because the cooling system can be taken to the body and the body cooled whilst still on the bed. The application for use with bariatric cadavers is evident; the system is not limited by fridge size and can be used to cool any sized cadaver anywhere.”
If not used for bariatric cooling, standard size bodies can alternatively be cooled and hospitals also use Covercool™ to keep bodies cool on the ward or in the Chapel of Rest allowing families to grieve with the body in an ambient environment while the system cools the deceased.
How it Works
The system uses a series of cooled pads that are placed on the body with an insulated cover placed over the top. The body is cooled by direct contact which cools the body much faster than traditional mortuary refrigeration which could also reduce purging – as shown by testing undertaken at the Thiel Cadaver Centre, College of Life Sciences, Dundee University, Scotland.