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  • Marsden M-250 Chair Scale with Lift Assist

    What is the M-250 Chair Scale?

    The M-250 is a Class III Approved medical chair scale with a lifting seat. This means less effort is required when getting a patient into, and out of, the chair. In most cases this feature could reduce the number of carers or nurses required to get the patient out of the chair from two to one.

    Why is a lifting seat important?

    Chair scales are essential when a patient or resident needs to be seated when weighed. However, as with all wheelchairs, the greatest challenge for staff is getting the person into and out of the chair. Depending on how mobile the patient is, this can demand a lot of effort, usually require two members of staff, and in extreme cases, there could be risk of back injury.

    The M-250 changes this. It provides a better user experience by taking most of the strain of getting the patient into and out of the chair.

    In fact, during testing, the lifting seat base was found to reduce the effort required to lift a patient out of the chair by 70%.

    Additionally, because of the reduction in effort required by staff, in most cases only one member of staff may be required where once there was a need for two.

    How does the M-250 work?

    A small handheld remote control is used to lift and lower the seat base. The movement of the ergonomically-designed seat is slow and smooth to ensure ultimate comfort for the patient.

    Once the seat is at its lowest position, with the patient seated, an accurate weight reading will be displayed on the indicator.

    The remote control can then be used to raise the seat, helping the patient up to standing position.

    Where can I find out more?

    For more information on the M-250, download the product sheet or contact the Marsden team here.

    The M-250 is covered by Marsden’s pioneering 4 Year Warranty.

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  • Marsden M-200W High Capacity Chair Scale

    What is the M-200W Chair Scale?

    The Marsden M-200W is a Class III Approved, high capacity chair scale with extra wide seat, suitable for patients of all sizes. It comes with wireless connectivity to allow you to transfer data directly to a central database - meaning the M-200 is a future proof solution ideal for remote monitoring and telehealth initiatives.

    How do wireless scales work?

    Marsden wireless scales are fitted with a Bluetooth or Wifi module. When the patient is seated on the scale and the weight reading stabilises, information is transmitted from the scale to another device.

    Currently Marsden does not provide software for receiving data from wireless scales. However we can provide help and support if you are configuring your own software. Many establishments are aiming to become paperless, and in the UK the NHS has a paperless target. The M-200W would help achieve these aims, as weight readings for patients would no longer need to be written down.

    Date, time and BMI information can be sent from the scale using Bluetooth or Wifi.

    Should I choose Bluetooth or Wifi?

    You can purchase Marsden wireless scales with either Bluetooth or Wifi connectivity. The option for you depends on your needs and location.

    Wifi scales are ideal for hospitals because they are fast and secure. Many new hospitals are built with Wifi in mind.

    Over long distances Wifi scales are more suitable, but for creating software and connecting it Bluetooth tends to be the easier option. Marsden Bluetooth scales have formed part of telehealth initiatives across the UK and Europe for many years; simple protocols mean that weight and BMI information can be sent quickly and easily to purpose-built capturing software.

    Speak to our team to find the right Marsden wireless scale for your needs.

    Why should I choose the M-200W?

    Choose the M-200W for weighing patients that cannot stand, with wireless connectivity to transfer information to a patient database. The M-200 is perfect for weighing all sizes of patients, including bariatrics patients, due to its high capacity and comfortable, extra wide, one-piece seat

    The scale features our premium indicator, which has three displays - for weight, height and BMI. BMI is calculated by entering the patient’s height, which can be easily done using the full numeric keypad.

    Hinged armrests and footrests are fitted to the chair scale for patient comfort and easy patient transfer. An optional handle is available to aid moving patients. An optional printer is available, too.

    You can see Marsden’s Paul McCaig demonstrate the M-200 Chair Scale at Doncaster Royal Infirmary in the video above.

    For more information about patient data transfer and connectivity call Marsden on 01709 364296.

    This chair scale is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty. Browse all Marsden chair scales here.

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  • Marsden M-200 High Capacity Chair Scale

    What is the M-200 Chair Scale?

    The Marsden M-200 is a premium, high capacity chair scale with an extra wide super-sized seat, useful for weighing plus size patients. However, its high accuracy makes it ideal for weighing patients of all sizes. The M-200 bariatric chair scale has a 250kg or 300kg capacity and 50g/100g graduations.

    What is a Class III Approved scale?

    Class III Approved scales are built, tested, verified and calibrated in order to meet a specific standard. A Class III Approved scale must be used ‘in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’, the NAWI directive states. Approved scales are rigorously tested by an EU notified body to assure the user that the scales are accurate and reliable.

    Who uses the M-200?

    The M-200’s high capacity, and its extra wide seat - more accommodating than standard medical chair scales - make it a common weighing scale for surgical wards. The M-200 is ideal for gaining the weights of frail and restricted mobility patients, meaning it can also be found in many care homes and nursing homes.

    Why should I choose the M-200?

    Choose the M-200 Chair Scale if you are weighing all sizes of patients, including plus size patients. Perfect for gaining weights of frail, breathless or restricted mobility patients, the M-200 provides high accuracy weight readings to Class III Approved medical standards.

    The M-200 is very easy to use. Featuring our premium indicator, the scale has three displays, for weight, height and BMI. BMI is calculated by entering the patient’s height, which can be easily done using the full numeric keypad.

    The chair scale has hinged armrests and footrests for patient comfort and easy patient transfer, and a comfortable one-piece seat.

    The M-200 has two rear brake wheels and fixed wheels at the front. An optional handle is available to aid manoeuvring patients around, and an optional seat belt is also available.

    The scale has optional Bluetooth connectivity for sending patient weight data to your central database. Please contact the Marsden team on 01709 364296 for more information about patient data transfer and connectivity. A printer is also available.

    This scale is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.

    In the video above, watch Marsden’s Paul McCaig demonstrate the M-200 Chair Scale at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

    Browse chair scales here. Alternatively browse more bariatric scales here.

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  • Marsden M-210 Chair Scale

    What is the M-210 Chair Scale?

    The Marsden M-210 is a high accuracy, Class III Approved chair scale, designed for easy weighing of patients who cannot stand. With a capacity of 250kg and an accuracy if 50g, it’s perfect for weighing in hospitals as well as care homes. A range of accessories are available for printing and recording weight data. The M-210 is Marsden’s most popular chair scale.

    What is a Class III Approved scale?

    A Class III Approved medical scale is a high precision weighing scale, that has been designed, built and tested to a specific standard.

    Class III Approved medical scales must be used when weighing patients for ‘the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’, according to the NAWI directive. Every Class III Approved weighing scale is rigorously tested by an EU notified body in order to ensure it is accurate, reliable and provides repeatable weighing results.

    How can weight data be recorded from this scale?

    The M-210, like all premium Marsden medical scales, can be used to wirelessly send patient weight data to a central database.

    These chair scales can be purchased with either Bluetooth or Wifi connectivity. A module inside the scale can send weight, height and BMI to your patient medical records. Please note that Marsden does not currently provide software to receive this information from the scale.

    A printer can also be purchased that connects to the scale’s indicator. The printer can create a hard copy of weight, height and BMI, plus date and time.

    Who uses the M-210?

    The M-210 is a lightweight chair scale which is easy to move around GP practices and care homes. Perfect for weighing patients with restricted mobility, it has graduations to 50g (below 150kg) meaning the chair scale can be used accurately in critical diagnosis in hospital environments, and also provide precise weight readings pre-op and post-op.

    Why should I choose the M-210?

    The M-210 is a bestselling digital chair scale, but its appeal is not limited to its accuracy and dependability.

    The scale includes a BMI function, which is calculated when a patient’s height is entered using the full numeric keypad. Hold means the weight reading will stabilise, and show the weight of the patient even when they are no longer on the scale. Tare allows you to remove unwanted weight from the display.

    The M-210 is highly portable with four wheels and two brakes. It is powered by a rechargeable battery, providing 55 hours’ use between charges, meaning patients can be weighed absolutely anywhere. A mains adaptor is also provided.

    With fitted hinged armrests and footrests, getting on and off the scale is easy for patients unsteady on their feet, or who are unable to stand require assistance.

    The M-210 is built from high quality materials for reliability and accuracy. An optional service contract is also available to further ensure accuracy and safety when using the scale.

    For more information, and help in finding the right chair scale for you, call Marsden on 01709 364296 or contact us here.

    This scale is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty. Browse Marsden’s full range of chair scales here.

     

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  • Marsden M-225 Chair Scale

    What is the M-225 Chair Scale?

    The Marsden M-225 is an entry level Class III Approved chair scale. With a 250kg capacity and accuracy to 100g it is perfect for hospitals and care homes, and has all the essential basic functions required for accurate weighing of patients. This chair scale features BSA (Body Surface Area) calculation.

    What is BSA?

    BSA stands for Body Surface Area, and is the calculated surface area of the human body. It is commonly used by NHS DEXA scanners to help calculate body composition and dosages for anti-cancer agents.

    BSA has been regarded as “the most reliable method of calculating drug dosages… for nearly 90 years,” according to the British National Formulary. We believe Marsden scales are the first - and only - digital weighing scales in the world to feature BSA calculation.

    Find out more about BSA in this free guide.

    What is a Class III Approved scale?

    Class III Approved scales are built, tested, verified and calibrated in order to meet certain standard. Class III Approved scales must be used ‘in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’, the NAWI directive declares. Approved scales are rigorously tested by an EU notified body in order to assure the user that the scales are accurate and reliable.

    All Marsden chair scales are Class III Approved.

    Who uses the M-225 Chair Scale?

    The M-225’s portability makes it a convenient scale for hospitals, GP practices and care homes. An affordable solution for all general medical and surgical wards, the 250kg capacity means it is suitable for weighing most patients with restricted mobility.

    Why should I choose the M-225?

    Choose the M-225 if you need a basic, high accuracy scale for weighing patients who are unable to stand - or could benefit from a chair scale which uses BSA for calculating medication dosage. The scale has a 250kg capacity and graduations to 100g.

    Getting patients into the seat is easy, with hinged armrests and footrests. Brakes are fitted to two of the four castors, and thanks to its robust construction, this scale will withstand years of regular use.

    The scale is powered by 6x AA batteries, which will power the scale for upto 180 hours. An adaptor is also provided for powering from the mains. The indicator features a large 3cm LCD display.

    To find out more about the Marsden M-225, call 01709 364296 or download the product sheet above.

    This scale is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.

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  • Marsden M-230 Chair Scale

    What is the M-230 Chair Scale?

    The Marsden M-230 is an entry level chair scale which can be used to measure patient weight to the nearest 100g,  BMI and BSA (Body Surface Area). This chair scale is robust, with battery power providing up to 9000 weigh-ins, and has a slightly wider (by 60mm) seat than the similar M-225 Chair Scale.  It is ideal for GP surgeries and care homes.

    What is a Class III Approved scale?

    Class III Approved scales are built, tested, verified and calibrated in order to meet certain standard. Class III Approved scales must be used ‘in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’, the NAWI directive declares. Approved scales are rigorously tested by an EU notified body in order to assure the user that the scales are accurate and reliable.

    All Marsden chair scales are Class III Approved.

    Who uses the M-230?

    The M-230 is an affordable chair scale for GP surgeries and care homes, for weighing patients with limited mobilityThe scale features a 250kg and 100g graduations, meaning it can be used when measuring weight for critical treatment. Find out more here.

    Why should I choose the M-230?

    The M-230 is a medically approved chair scale with a wider than standard seat, meaning it is suitable for weighing larger patients.

    The M-230 delivers highly accurate weight readings, to the nearest 100g. The scale’s BSA calculation function, we believe, is a world first. BSA is often used to calculate drug dosages, meaning the scale readings are more valuable than a simple basic weight. The Du Bois formula is used to calculate BSA. Read more about BSA here.

    This function, along with BMI calculation, Tare and Hold are all easy to access and to use - via the indicator’s five buttons. The scale is lightweight enough for moving between rooms. Six AA batteries provide upto 180 hours of use - as many as 9000 weigh-ins. The display is large and bright for easy weight readings.

    All Marsden chair scales are backed by Marsden 4 Year Warranty - double the industry standard for medical scales.

    Where can I find out more?

    For more information on the M-230, call Marsden  on 01709 364296, speak to us on our web chat facility or contact us hereBrowse Marsden chair scales here.

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What is a chair scale?

A chair scale is a wheelchair with an integrated weighing scale. It allows patients who are unable to stand to be weighed quickly, easily and with minimum discomfort.

Chair scales tend to have an indicator on the back of the chair, so the nurse or carer can see the weight reading, calculate BMI and, depending on the scale, send the weight data wirelessly to a central database.

 

Why should I choose a chair scale from Marsden?

Lightweight, affordable and easy to use, Marsden chair scales are assembled in the UK and are a common sight in hospitals, care homes and nursing homes.

As with most Marsden Class III medical scales, our chair scales are suitable for adults and children and all come with the Marsden 4 Year Warranty. Additionally, a Marsden service contract will give you greater peace of mind, keeping your chair scale accurate and reliable for many years to come.

All Marsden chair scales are Class III Approved, and the M-200, the premium model in our range, is MDD Approved.

 

What is a Class III Approved scale?

In the UK, the NAWI (Non Automatic Weighing Instruments) Directive on medical weighing states that if a scale is being used for “determination of mass in the practice of medicine for weighing patients for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment” it must be Class III Approved.

Class III Approved scales undergo a rigorous test programme conducted by a EU Notified Body. This type of testing is not carried out on standard weighing scales, and ensures Class III Approved scales are reliable, accurate and provide repeatable readings (the weight reading is the same if a patient steps off the scale and back on again, for example).

MDD (Medical Devices Directive) Approval is not essential for weighing scales, however for extra assurance of its accuracy, reliability and quality, the M-200 is MDD Approved. The Medical Devices Directive is enforced within the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

 

What features do these scales have?

Choose the Marsden M-210, our best-selling, professional medical chair scale, for easy weighing with BMI and Hold/Tare functions.

The entry level M-225 has a simpler indicator, but has all the features you need for easy, straightforward patient weighing. It also includes a BSA calculation function – a world first in weighing scales.

The flagship model of the Marsden chair scales range is the M-200. It has an extra wide base, an indicator with full numeric keypad and three displays (for weight, height and BMI) and options for Bluetooth and Wifi data transfer.

All our chair scales are highly accurate, with an accuracy of 50g (100g for the M-225) available - meaning a patient’s weight can be monitored and slight differences in weight can be detected. Hinged armrests and footrests on our chair scales make them easier to get into, and out of.

For more details, click on the images above or call our team on 01709 364296.