Class III 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.
Happy new year from all at Marsden!
And to mark the arrival of a new year, we’ve got an arrival of our own to bring you.
The Marsden M-320 is a brand new baby scale, which combines Class III Approved accuracy with a lightweight, easy to carry design - perfect for health visitors and midwives. Here is all you need to know about the new scale.
We’re still in the middle of festive season, and for most people - even those who plan to detox or lose weight in January - putting the brakes on the chocolates and red wine probably seems far off in the distant future.
Right now, no-one wants to think of the diet regimes that will likely be on their resolutions list less than a week from now. But actually, a bit of pre-planning now may go along way and help you when it comes to those long, boring, calorie-less days of January 2019.
Pediatric scales are designed for weighing infants. The Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health has advised that all children between 2 and 18 should be weighed annually.
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.
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.