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.
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.
Last week Marsden officially launched the Patient Transfer Scale at NHS Lanarkshire.
More than 100 of the devices have now been ordered for hospitals throughout the UK, while interest in the scale - and further orders - have also come from Australia, Germany, the USA and New Zealand.
The Patient Transfer Scale is officially launched today, at a small but significant event at Kirklands Hospital, Bothwell, Glasgow, Scotland.
The PTS is the first scale of its kind in the world. It means that immobile patients can be weighed faster and with greater dignity - as existing methods can be time consuming and cumbersome.
A person loses 2 million nerve cells for every minute they don’t receive medical treatment during a stroke, according to Public Health Matters.
And as an accurate weight is vital in ensuring proper treatment is provided - weighing a stroke patient is one of the most vital tasks for thrombolysis.
With the Patient Transfer Scale available to buy from next month, the word is spreading.
Our pre-production model has hit the road and hospitals across the UK are getting a glimpse of how this brand new weighing scale could 'revolutionise' patient care.
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.
Last week, we told you of an exciting new project Marsden has been working on - this week the Patient Transfer Scale was introduced at the Herald Intrapreneurial Conference, which showcases innovation.
The Patient Transfer Scale is designed to accurately weigh immobile patients when traditional weighing scales are unsuitable.