Monthly Archives: October 2017
If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll be aware that there are links between obesity and diabetes, migraines, heart rhythm disorders and cancers.
Yet more can still be done to reduce the epidemic which is affecting 1.9 billion adults and costing the global economy £1.6tn. The UK is set to be the most obese country in Europe, with Marsden research finding that GPs see more than four or more obese patients every day.
Whether you are weighing patients in a care home, a hospital or in their own home, it is important to know how to weigh someone who can’t stand.
That is why our latest best practice blog post is designed to help you through the process.
Portable medical scales are a convenient way of weighing patients no matter where you are - and for some job roles a portable scale is the only option.
Our range of portable scales do not need a mains connection in order to run. Powered by batteries, they can be used wherever they are needed.
A pet’s weight can be the first and sometimes the only indicator of health problems - and vets need accurate weighing scales to precisely analyse whether a pet is a healthy weight.
Problems can arise if the pet becomes too heavy, or weighs too little due to insufficient nutrients.
When weighing patients for diagnostic purposes it is imperative that the weighing scales being used are accurate - not only because it is in the best interests of the patient, but also because the scales used are subject to regulation.
Marsden is the leading supplier of medical weighing scales to hospitals, and the weighing scales we provide are calibrated to medically-approved accuracy.
Manufacturing and calibrating weighing scales to this level of accuracy and reliability invariably means they will command a higher price than your typical bathroom scales.
You may be familiar with the terms 40/60 or 50/50 vehicle weight distribution. These indicate the percentage of the vehicle’s weight over the front and rear wheels.
If a vehicle brakes going into a corner, there is less weight over the rear wheels. This is because the weight of the vehicle moves towards the front and this can cause the back of the vehicle to lose traction. In turn, this could cause the rear of the vehicle to slide outward during cornering.
For industries like breweries, shellfish suppliers and fish merchants, a stainless steel scale is essential.
That’s because these scales carry an IP rating, meaning they can work effectively in wet and humid conditions.
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