Bed weighing scales
Being overweight can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and stroke. Therefore, accurate weighing of plus size patients, using appropriate weighing scales, is vital.
A bariatric, or plus size, patient is one who weighs over 159kg (25 stone) or has a BMI greater than 30. However, further patients could be subject to bariatric policies should their weight distribution, size, height and mobility problems determine it.
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. It follows previous best practice blogs which have focused on how to weigh nappies, how to quickly and accurately calculate BMI, how to weigh someone in a bed, a wheelchair and how to use hoist scales.
Patients who are unable to stand can be weighed in a chair, a bed or by hoist. Here are the best practices of weighing someone who can’t stand.
Bed weighing scales are used if the patient is bed-bound and unable to move.
But not every bed weighing scale is the same - each has different strengths making them suitable for a variety of patient needs. But how do you use your bed scale? This blog post explains.
“Inconsistencies in recording patient body weight, as well as using inaccurate or inappropriate weighing equipment, can have a negative impact on patient care” (Clarkson, 2012)
The M-950 Bed Weighing Scale was primarily introduced after receiving a lot of feedback and requests from hospitals and care homes, both in the UK and internationally (in fact, our first M-950 pre-order, before we’d even started product development, came from South Africa). However Liz Evans’ Nursing Times piece makes it starkly clear just how important it is to weigh patients Continue reading
We’ve been selling bed weighing scales for years - and there are already several bed weighing scale options in our range that are popular with hospitals and care homes.
However, we were getting a lot of feedback from customers that a more portable bed weighing scale was required, that could be brought to the bed rather than the bed wheeled to the scale. After much development and testing prototypes with actual beds (with much help provided by Benmor Medical.) the result is the M-950 bed weighing scale.
It’s basically four pads that can be placed under the wheels of the bed, each pad containing a pair of load cells, meaning minimal movement of the bed is required. Of course, like many of our scales for the medical industry, the M-950 Bed Weighing Scale is Class III approved and allows Continue reading
NEW for January 2012. Marsden BW-500 Bed Weighing Scales Class III Approved The Marsden bed weighing system is ideally suited for weighing patients on beds or trolleys, in the Ward or A&E environments and will enable users to weigh a combination of bed and patient up to a total 500kg...