A body composition scale tells you more about your body health than a standard weighing scale: it provides information on individual elements such as water, fat and your metabolism.
Marsden body composition scales, when tested, were within 3% of the DEXA ‘gold standard’ of body composition. Their highly useful readings - like body fat percentage, fat mass, fat free mass, basal metabolic rate and total body water - to give you a complete picture of your body. You can read what each reading tells you here.
This month, we have updated our body composition scales, and they now provide more body composition readings than ever. But what are they and what do they mean? This blog post explains.
Animal weigh-ins are commonplace at zoos all around the world - with the information shared internationally about thousands of endangered animals.
According to Dr Tara Pirie from the University of Reading, “Recording the weights and size of animals in a zoo directly benefits their welfare, and could potentially help in the global conservation of their wild counterparts.”
But how and why are zoo animals weighed, and can a weight reading really help save a species? This blog post explains.
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.
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. We believe the scale will ‘revolutionise’ patient care.
According to NICE guidelines, patients admitted to hospital should have “a weight on admission and then a weekly weight.”
However, many patients do not have an accurate weight recording. According to Hilmer, as many as 30% of patients are not weighed at all - and many patients, especially immobile patients, have their weight estimated.
Current solutions for weighing immobile patients are time-consuming and cumbersome, according to former NHS nurse and Patient Transfer Scale inventor, Gillian Taylor. But what are the issues with weighing immobile patients, and why should estimations of weight be avoided? Our new white paper, which can be downloaded below, explains.
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.
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.