Happy new year from all at Marsden!
And to mark the arrival of a new year, we’ve got an arrival of our own to bring you.
The Marsden M-320 is a brand new baby scale, which combines Class III Approved accuracy with a lightweight, easy to carry design - perfect for health visitors and midwives. Here is all you need to know about the new scale.
We’re still in the middle of festive season, and for most people - even those who plan to detox or lose weight in January - putting the brakes on the chocolates and red wine probably seems far off in the distant future.
Right now, no-one wants to think of the diet regimes that will likely be on their resolutions list less than a week from now. But actually, a bit of pre-planning now may go along way and help you when it comes to those long, boring, calorie-less days of January 2019.
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.
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.
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.