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.
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.
“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)
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.