Patient Transfer Scale
The Patient Transfer Scale is so easy to use when you need a quick weight for immobile patients, because it’s used in just the same way as you would a transfer board or transfer slide.
It’s important, though, to remember that the PTS is a weighing scale too, and a few pointers on technique will make all the difference when getting your weight reading.
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.