Last week Marsden officially launched the Patient Transfer Scale at NHS Lanarkshire.
More than 100 of the devices have now been ordered for hospitals throughout the UK, while interest in the scale - and further orders - have also come from Australia, Germany, the USA and New Zealand.
Though platform scales and pallet truck scales are suitable for a great amount of heavy duty industrial weighing - sometimes they are not the most appropriate solution. Which is where crane scales come in.
Crane scales are used to weigh objects suspended from a fixed position. Crane scales are equipped to deal with large industrial weighing applications. Marsden crane scales are capable of weighing up to 20,000kg.
The Patient Transfer Scale is officially launched today, at a small but significant event at Kirklands Hospital, Bothwell, Glasgow, Scotland.
The PTS is the first scale of its kind in the world. It means that immobile patients can be weighed faster and with greater dignity - as existing methods can be time consuming and cumbersome. We believe the scale will ‘revolutionise’ patient care.
Pediatric scales are designed for weighing infants. The Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health has advised that all children between 2 and 18 should be weighed annually.
Since 1889 a platinum-iridium cylinder was made, which was to serve as a global standard for weighing: the kilogram.
Now, scientists have voted to change the way a kilogram is defined - from Le Grand K (as it is known), to a measure based on electric currents.
According to NICE guidelines, patients admitted to hospital should have “a weight on admission and then a weekly weight.”
However, many patients do not have an accurate weight recording. According to Hilmer, as many as 30% of patients are not weighed at all - and many patients, especially immobile patients, have their weight estimated.
Current solutions for weighing immobile patients are time-consuming and cumbersome, according to former NHS nurse and Patient Transfer Scale inventor, Gillian Taylor. But what are the issues with weighing immobile patients, and why should estimations of weight be avoided? Our new white paper, which can be downloaded below, explains.
A person loses 2 million nerve cells for every minute they don’t receive medical treatment during a stroke, according to Public Health Matters.
And as an accurate weight is vital in ensuring proper treatment is provided - weighing a stroke patient is one of the most vital tasks for thrombolysis.
The Patient Transfer Scale is now available to pre-order through this website - and this autumn and winter, the very first examples off the production line will head out to various events around the UK and beyond.
It’s your opportunity to be one of the first to see it first hand - and also meet the inventor, former NHS Scotland Emergency Department nurse Gillian Taylor.