If you've ever needed an affordable chair scale - like the M-225 - but wished the seat could be a little bit wider to accommodate more patients, take a look at the latest addition to our chair scales range.
This week, we introduced the M-230. It boasts the same indicator as the M-225, with large LCD display, Body Surface Area (BSA) calculation and 180 hours of battery power. However, the M-230’s seat is wider by 60mm. This makes it a more versatile alternative to the M-225.
Just like the M-225, with accuracy to the nearest 100g it can be used when measuring weight for critical diagnosis. But aside from a wider seat, why is this new scale right for you?
The Patient Transfer Scale has the potential to ‘revolutionise’ hospital weighing and bring ‘huge benefits’ to patients, according to staff at NHS Lanarkshire.
But, as explained in yeserday’s Daily Record, the new PTS has a very personal twist.
The origins of the PTS came from the experiences of inventor Gillian Taylor and her own son, Josh - as this blog post explains.
There is a “need for guidelines on pregnancy weight gain in the UK,” and it is “a real concern some midwives do not have access to weighing scales”, according to the Royal College of Midwives, reported in the Times and the Guardian this morning.
The latest study into pregnancy weight by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, published here, said gaining too much weight during pregnancy could put the future offspring at an increased risk of insulin resistance, and affect their blood pressure in childhood. In previous studies, unhealthy weight gain during pregnancy has been linked to various problems relating to the size of the baby and the delivery.
Marsden scales have found their way into countless numbers of places over the years. They are now found in most NHS hospitals, as well as a number of leading organisations in British and overseas industry.
And every so often they pop up on television, too. Last week the B-100 Bench Scale, our best-selling stainless steel scale, made an appearance on BBC One’s Celebrity Masterchef. But this isn’t the first time Marsden scales have been televised - we take a look at some of our TV appearances in recent years.
Trade Approved scales are used in a wide range of industries. When price is based on weight it is a legal requirement that the scale used is Trade Approved.
A failure to use Trade Approved scales for this purpose means your business can incur heavy fines. Craig Fisher from Trading Standards told a recent Marsden white paper: “The fines can be level 3 - which means in excess of £1000 - for matters in relation to inappropriate use, manner of erection of equipment etc. But for all other matters it would be an unlimited fine.”
“Britain is losing its battle against the bulge”, the Express claimed last year about the UK obesity crisis.
Fighting obesity currently costs the NHS £1bn per year - with treating Type 2 diabetes and complications causing costs of £10bn per year. It has prompted Professor Melanie Davies, an international expert on Type 2 to say: “Unless we change our thinking the condition is going to overwhelm the NHS.” Chris Chapman, founder of GlucoRx said: “The cost of obesity and its consequences threaten to engulf the NHS.”
Last week, we told you of an exciting new project Marsden has been working on - this week the Patient Transfer Scale was introduced at the Herald Intrapreneurial Conference, which showcases innovation.
The Patient Transfer Scale is designed to accurately weigh immobile patients when traditional weighing scales are unsuitable. Medication must be administered quickly for conditions like stroke and sepsis, and obtaining an accurate patient weight is critical for this dosage.
Since early 2016, Marsden has been working on a brand new weighing scale. It’s the first of its kind, a unique, revolutionary idea that could change the way immobile patients are weighed.
The Patient Transfer Scale is quite unlike any other weighing scale, and will be launched next month. But what is it, why does it exist, and how will hospitals benefit?