Weighing patients using a wheelchair is a common solution if the individual has limited mobility. Depending on the size of the patient, and how limited their mobility is, this can be an involved task, requiring time, patience and at least two healthcare staff.
It can also be a stressful process, too - uncomfortable, with the risk of back injury and hip fractures.
Our brand new chair scale with Stand assist, the Marsden M-250, has arrived.
Two years in the making, the M-250 will be officially launched at Medica in Dusseldorf, Germany next week. You can read everything you need to know, and see the M-250 in action, in this blog post.
NHS England and the Health Foundation recently found that over 40% of admissions to hospital from care homes could be avoided.
But how do we tackle the problem? The NHS has launched the Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) project to improve residents’ health and reduce avoidable emergency admissions.
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, then look no further,
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.
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.
When it comes to weighing patients who are unable to stand, they can be weighed using a chair scale or in their wheelchair on a wheelchair scale.
And at Marsden, with over 90 years of experience, we want you to make the most from your order.
Marsden’s range of Class III Approved chair scales are the ideal solution for weighing patients who are unable to stand on a floor scale.
Each Marsden chair scale is different to the next - with a different seat sizes, capacities and accuracy levels available - making each chair suitable for a different purpose.
Most care homes will find no two guests are the same. And the more varied their level of mobility, the greater the need for different weighing solutions.
Over the years, Marsden has developed a range of Class III Approved care home scales that allow almost any care home guest to be weighed.