Serious eating disorder cases rising, according to medical transport team
“They’re at less than 50% of their ideal body weight. They are incredibly compromised and many times, it’s an end of life scenario where they’ve been told, there’s nothing else that can be done for them,” said Jennifer Peterson
Peterson is describing the state her patients are often in by the time she’s starts treating those dying from an eating disorder. She’s a registered nurse with Angel Med Flight, an air ambulance company.
Her team makes frequent trips to drop off patients at the Denver Health Acute Center for Eating Disorders.
“They’re the first and only medical inpatient eating disorder program in the United States,” she said.