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.
Next month, the Patient Transfer Scale will be unveiled in Germany, when it appears at one of the largest medical trade shows in the world: Medica.
Last year the fair was attended by over 120,000 people and had more than 5000 exhibitors, so it’s the perfect opportunity for us to showcase a scale which has been lauded by press and public alike.
Waterproof scales are essential for fishmongers. If a scale without an IP rating is used, it could be at risk of being broken if liquid finds its way into the scale.
The scales listed in this blog post are built to withstand regular use in wet or humid areas, which makes them perfect for fishmongers. Christina Herbert of Macsorsons Fishmongers told Marsden in a case study, “I had been desperately searching for a waterproof scale. We had experience with moisture under the keypad.”
This autumn, Marsden is launching the new Patient Transfer Scale, a device that will change the way hospitals weigh immobile patients.
The weighing of immobile patients is a problem for hospitals. The primary methods, weighing by hoist and by bed scales, are both time consuming and cumbersome, often meaning that weights are guessed during time critical treatment.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has said all children should be weighed every year to reduce obesity.
A report published by the college has warned that if trends continue around 23% of boys will be obese by 2030. In the poorest areas of Britain this figure could rise to one third.
The RCPCH said childhood obesity is now ‘a national public health and clinical priority’. They then called on GPs to weigh children annually.
A retail scale, or price computing scale as they are also known, are specialist industrial scales that are used to calculate an item’s price based on its weight.
Commercial weighing scales will typically have displays front and rear - for the user and for the customers. They are perfect for market traders or small shops.
Back in August, we revealed Marsden would be supporting the journey of Lucy Pheiffer - the daughter of former Marsden Managing Director John Tooher - as she cycled across Zambia to raise money for charity WaterAid.
The journey, which was taken as part of Cycle Zambia, took Lucy and her team from Lusaka to Victoria Falls, a distance of over 500km – raising over £4000 for two Malawi villages desperately in need of clean water and sanitary facilities in the process.