Class III scales
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.
For funeral directors and funeral services in Scotland, regulations changed this month - and now, weighing is an important part of the regulations.
The Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2019 are superseding the Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 1935.
Medical weighing scales are needed to ensure correct drug dosages and treatment are administered. Cllr Geoffrey Theobald OBE, Chairman of LACORS described the accuracy of weighing scales as ‘a matter of life and death’.
A 2008 study of the NHS by LACORS found that of 8,000 sets of scales inspected across 200 hospitals in the UK, a third were inaccurate.
The use of weighing scales in sports is unique because athletes and active individuals have high daily energy expenditure – so weight management is an essential part of daily routine.
Scales provide an easy and reliable method to gauge general fitness.
When it comes to choosing the right medical scales, Marsden is here to help. As the largest provider of scales to NHS hospitals and with a broad medical range to choose from, we’ve a medical scale for every need.
Marsden’s M-4XX series floor and baby scales are highly accurate digital medical scales for hospitals and GP surgeries - capable of weighing patients of all ages.
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.
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.
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.