What is the M-420?
The Marsden M-420 is a lightweight, portable adult floor scale. The scale is Class III Approved and has a 220kg capacity and readings to the nearest 50g. This version of the scale features a white base for use by people with dementia and visual/spatial impairments.
What is a Class III Approved scale?
The Marsden M-420 is Class III Approved scale which means it has been built, tested, verified and calibrated to a specific standard. The NAWI directive oversees this standard and states all scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. As Approved scales are subject to rigorous testing by an EU notified body, the user is assured that their scale is accurate and reliable.
Why is a white scale ideal for weighing patients with dementia?
With a white base, this version of Marsden’s M-420 (and this version of our M-650 wheelchair scale) are designed for dementia patients to make them feel more comfortable in their surroundings. The pattern, colour or texture of an object can increase stress and the risk of falls, which means that white scales are a more comfortable and safer alternative to the traditional black surface of many weighing scales.
Read more in this blog post.
Who uses the white M-420?
The white-tiled M-420 has been built with patients with dementia and visual-spatial issues in mind. For patients with these conditions, the white tile reduced risks of falls and stress which may be caused by a traditional black surface. This version of the M-420 is particularly popular with care homes and respite centres.
Why should I choose the M-420?
The Marsden M-420 is a highly robust and lightweight portable scale.
The scale has Hold, Tare and BMI. The weight reading can be reversed on the display, to suit which way you are viewing it, and a tap-on function (press your foot on the scale to power on) means you don’t need to bend down to switch the M-420 on.
The scale has Bluetooth connectivity available. Marsden does not provide software for receiving weight data from your scale. The M-420 is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.
For more information about Marsden weighing scales suitable for patients with dementia or visual-spatial problems, call 01709 364296.Learn More
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 help 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.Learn More
What is the M-125?
The Marsden M-125 is an entry level Class III Approved column scale. A manual height measure is fitted meaning height and weight can be measured in one step, and BMI and BSA (Body Surface Area) calculated. The M-125 weighs to the nearest 100g upto a maximum capacity of 250kg, and the height measure has 1mm increments upto a maximum height of 2m.
Why do I need a scale with a height measure?
A weighing scale with a height measure means you can weigh and measure a patient at the same time.
With the M-125’s BMI and BSA functions, you can simply enter the patient’s height from the reading on the measure and the scale will calculate their BMI. With one extra touch of a button the patient’s BSA will display, too.
You can read more about BSA here.
Why would I need to use a Class III Approved scale?
All scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ should be Class III Approved, in accordance with the NAWI directive. Class III Approved scales are used by hospitals, GP surgeries, clinics and pharmacies.
Every Class III Approved scale is built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet a specific standard. Class III Approved medical scales undergo far more testing than non approved scales, providing assurance to the user that they are accurate, reliable and provide repeatable results - essential for medical weighing.
Who uses the M-125?
The M-125 is ideal for GP surgeries, health centres and clinics, and renal, oncology and other areas where clear BMI, BSA and weight information is needed. Outpatient departments can benefit from the easy to read weight display, 250kg capacity and simple height measure.
Why should I order the M-125?
If you need a professional, Class III Approved / MDD Approved weighing scale with simple weight, height and BMI functions, choose this M-125.
This scale has Hold and Tare features. A large 3cm LCD display, fitted to a column and situated at waist level, means weight readings are clear and easy to read. The scale is powered by replaceable batteries, or can be powered from the mains. Six AA batteries last upto 180 hours.
The M-125's base has wheels fitted for easy movement of the scale between rooms, and the column and base are robust enough to withstand many years of use.
This scale is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.
Find out more about the Marsden M-125 with manual height measure by contacting us here or on 01709 364296.Learn More
What is the M-410BT Baby Scale?
The Marsden M-410BT baby scale is a portable and lightweight medical scale for weighing babies, toddlers and children. This 50kg capacity scale is fitted with Bluetooth connectivity, which means you can send weight information wirelessly to a database.
This easy to use scale features a secure, hygienic slide on/off baby weighing pan. When the weighing pan is removed, the scale is suitable for children to stand on.
What is a Class III Approved scale?
The M-410BT is a Class III Approved baby scale. Class III Approved scales are built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet specific standards set by the NAWI directive. It states all scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved.
The testing of Class III Approved medical scales is a far more rigorous process than weighing scales that are not approved, to ensure reliability, accuracy and repeatability.
Additionally, the M-410BT is MDD Approved, meaning it is approved under the Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC).
How do wireless scales work?
Marsden wireless scales like the M-410BT are fitted with a Bluetooth module. When a baby or child is on the scale, the weight reading, once stabilised, will transmit from the scale to another device or to a database.
Currently, Marsden does not provide software for receiving data from wireless scales.
Why should I choose the M-410BT?
The Marsden M-410BT Baby/Toddler Scale is the perfect portable scale for weighing babies, toddlers and older children, and with Bluetooth connectivity it is essentially future-proof. It is a high precision Class III Approved and MDD Approved weighing scale, with a robust, aluminium-reinforced base that is shared with our M-420 and M-430 Floor Scales.
The scale is portable and lightweight; and a carry case is available for easy transportation. It's powered by 6x AA batteries.
The Marsden M-410W is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.
Watch the video above to see the M-410 at Kos Clinic, near Halifax, West Yorkshire.
What is the M-400BT Baby Scale?
The Marsden M-400 is portable and lightweight baby scale, ideal for health visitors and midwives for weighing babies and toddlers. This easy to use scale features a slide on/off tray so that toddlers can stand on the scale if they wish.The M-400BT and the Marsden M-410BT are the only portable Marsden baby scales available with wireless Bluetooth connectivity to send baby weight data to a database.
What is a Class III Approved scale?
The Marsden M-400BT is a Class III Approved baby scale. Class III Approved scales are built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet a specific standard set by the NAWI directive. It states all scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. Approved scales are subject to rigorous testing by an EU notified body, which provides assurance to the user of the scales that they are accurate and reliable.
Who uses the M-400BT?
With high accuracy - to 5g when weighing below 10kg - this scale is perfect for hospitals, GP surgeries, birth centres, clinics and also by health visitors and lactation consultants. The M-400 is lightweight, robust and has a long battery life, meaning it is ideal for midwives to transport the scale. Easy to use features and a removable baby tray makes it highly suited to weighing babies and young children in neonatal and paediatric units.
Why should I choose the M-400BT?
Choose the M-400 if you need a portable scale for weighing babies and toddlers upto 20kg.
Its versatility - weighing babies as well as toddlers - lightweight design and easy to use features make the M-400 a great investment for hospitals, midwives and health visitors/breastfeeding support.
This Class III Approved digital scale is compact and robust, with a secure hygienic slide on/off weighing pan. It weighs in 5g graduations upto 10kg, and 10g graduations from 10kg to 20kg.
The M-400 Portable Baby Scale comes with a Tare option, meaning you can place a blanket on the scale for the baby to lay on and the weight displayed will be just the baby’s weight. Like most of our portable medical scales, optional carry cases are available for easy transportation.
The scale is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.
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 mobility. The 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?Learn More
What is the Patient Transfer Scale?
The Patient Transfer Scale is a revolutionary way to weigh time critical or immobile patients in seconds. It is a transfer slide with in-built weighing scale, and means patients can be weighed during lateral transfer from trolley to bed, or bed to bed.
What are the benefits of the Patient Transfer Scale?
Weighing a patient at the point they are admitted to hospital is made easier with the Patient Transfer Scale. In order to administer medication or treatment accurately, the patient needs to be weighed. However, with immobile patients this is not easy, with the only solutions being bed weighing scales or hoist scales, both of which can be cumbersome and time consuming.
Lateral transfer of a patient from trolley to bed or bed to bed is an already existing - and essential - procedure. Therefore, the Patient Transfer Scale allows you to get a weight reading for these patients without taking up any time.
This helps you to reduce door to needle times and meet targets, and medication or treatment can be administered faster and with confidence by healthcare professionals. It also means less stress for staff, less stress for the patient, and the patient can be weighed with dignity.
Why do you need an accurate weight for patients?
A patient’s weight can be critical to delivering the right care and treatment at the right time. Getting a weight reading is particularly important when medication or treatment needs to be administered fast; however, in many cases it is not easy to weigh the patient.
The more accurate the weight reading, the more accurate the drug dosage and the more effectively the patient can be treated. The Patient Transfer Scale means that weight readings never need to be estimated again - so better patient care and patient outcomes.
Gaining an accurate weight for a patient is required as part of the five MUST (Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool) steps, to identify adults who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.
How is the Patient Transfer Scale used?
The Patient Transfer Scale, or PTS, can be used in the same way as a transfer board. Simply place the PTS across the trolley and bed, and move your patient across in line with your manual handling/patient transfer policies. You’ll just need to stop for 3-4 seconds as they pass over the PTS in order for the weight reading to register.
The Hold function can be used if required to stabilise the weight reading on the display. Watch the video above to see the PTS in action.
Where can I find out more?
You can find out more about the Patient Transfer Scale, including the story behind the scale and its inventor, former NHS Emergency Department nurse Gillian Taylor, on our dedicated Patient Transfer Scale microsite. Alternatively, speak to the Marsden team on 01709 364 296 or message us here.Learn More
What is the M-545?
The Marsden M-545 is a portable, affordable Class III Approved floor scale. It has a separate indicator for weight sensitive environments. It provides accurate weight readings to the nearest 100g, upto a capacity of 250kg.
What is BSA?
BSA stands for Body Surface Area and is the calculated surface area of the human body. For medical purposes BSA is most commonly used by NHS DEXA scanners to help calculate body composition and dosages for anti-cancer agents. In fact, it is an important way to calculate dosages for many medicines.
Since the first BSA formula was created in 1879, there have been many subsequent formulas introduced. Marsden scales - which we believe are the only weighing scales in the world with BSA calculation - use the most popular formula, DuBois. This formula is believed to be the most accurate formula. Find out more here.
Why would I need to use a Class III Approved scale?
The NAWI directive states that all scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. Class III Approved scales are used by hospitals, GP surgeries, clinics and pharmacies.
Digital weighing scales that are Class III Approved are built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet a specific standard. They undergo far more testing (by a notified EU body) than non approved scales, providing assurance to the user that they are accurate, reliable and provide repeatable results - essential for medical weighing.
Who uses the M-545?
This highly accurate scale has a separate indicator for weight sensitive environments where private readings are essential, such as GP surgeries, hospitals and clinics. The scale takes up minimum space in consulting rooms and can be stored away when not in use.
Why should I order the M-545?
If you need a Class III Approved weighing scale that’s portable, affordable and has a separate indicator for weight sensitive environments, choose the Marsden M-545.
The M-545 is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty, and is highly robust for years of accurate weighing.
If you need a BMI scale, the M-545 can be used to calculate BMI, as well as BSA. Additionally, the scale has a Hold feature (to stabilise the weight reading on the display) and Tare (to remove unwanted weight from the reading, such as shoes). All features are accessible via the five buttons on the indicator, which has a bright, clear 3cm high LCD display.
The scale is powered by 6x AA batteries (which will provide upto 180 hours of use) or can be powered using the mains adaptor which is supplied. The integrated carry handle makes the scale extra portable, and a carry case can also be purchased.
To find out more about the Marsden M-545, contact us here or call us on 01709 364296.Learn More
What is the M-550BT?
The M-550BT an entry-level Class III Approved medical floor scale with Bluetooth connectivity. It’s our most affordable telehealth scale, and with simple features and a bright, clear display, it’s very easy to use. Due to its Class III certification, this product only weighs in Kg/g.
What is a Class III Approved scale?
Class III Approved scales are built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet a specific standard. The NAWI directive has stated that all scales which are ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. An Approved scale is rigorously tested by an EU notified body to assure the user of accuracy and reliability.
What are Bluetooth scales?
Marsden Bluetooth scales are medically approved weighing scales fitted with a Bluetooth module, that allows the scale to send weight (and height and BMI) data wirelessly to an external device.
Marsden Bluetooth scales are most commonly used in telehealth initiatives, where the simple protocols have meant they can be set up to transmit patient weight to purpose-built capturing software, quickly and easily. It allows a patient to stay at home without having to visit their GP or hospital, with their weight remotely monitored when required. Currently, Marsden does not supply any software to capture the data from the scale.
Many businesses, hospitals and Trusts are now purchasing scales with wireless connectivity in order to ‘future-proof’ them.
Who uses the M-550BT?
This is Marsden’s most affordable Class III Approved scale with Bluetooth, ideal for GP surgeries as well as telehealth initiatives to aid weighing in the community.
The affordable price has meant that many GP surgeries have been able future-proof their weighing equipment, preparing for when patient data recording is wireless. The M-550BT is also perfect for telehealth initiatives, allowing patients to be monitored in their own home and their weight readings transmitted to a central monitoring station. Find out more about wireless scales and telehealth here.
Choosing a scale with wireless option means that data can be transferred wirelessly to medical records reducing the risk of human error.
Why should I choose the M-550BT?
M-550BTs are the most affordable Bluetooth scales available from Marsden.
These scales are Class III Approved, so suitable for medical use, and easy to use either as Bluetooth scales or as a standalone, future-proof digital scale. The M-550BT is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.
Battery power provides around 100 hours’ continuous use, from four AA batteries (provided). A mains adaptor can be purchased above as an accessory.
The scale has Tare, Hold and BMI functions. It has a 200kg capacity and weighs in 200g increments.
For more information about the Marsden M-550BT, call 01709 364296, contact us here or watch the video for the standard M-550 above.Learn More
What is the M-550?
The Marsden M-550 is an affordable, accurate professional digital medical floor scale. This scale is Class III Approved, which means it can be used for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment. It weighs to a capacity of 160kg and is perfect for GP surgeries. Due to its Class III certification, this product only weighs in Kg/g.
What makes the M-550 a better choice than mechanical scales?
Traditionally, GP surgeries have used mechanical floor scales for consulting rooms. These dial scales can still be seen in use today; however, they are usually only Class IIII and will generally be accurate to 1kg.
With a 200g (up to 100kg) accuracy, the digital M-550 is up to 5 times more accurate than traditional mechanical scales.
The NAWI directive states all scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. Therefore, not only does the M-550 weigh to a greater level of accuracy than traditional mechanical GP scales, it also has a more suitable level of approval for professional medical use.
Who uses the M-550?
The M-550’s high accuracy means this floor scale is ideal for GP surgeries and pharmacies. GPs like the larger base which makes it easier to weigh more frail patients and those less steady n their feet. The M-550 is also popular as a precision bathroom scale: home users wanting medically approved accuracy at an affordable price favour the M-550.
Why should I choose the M-550?
If you need an affordable, professional weighing scale that meets minimum requirements for medical use, choose the M-550.
The M-550 is Marsden’s lowest priced Class III Approved medical scale, yet has a range of convenient and easy to use functions and is also covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.
This 160kg capacity scale is perfect for GP surgeries, who like its larger base, lightweight design and low price. It features hold of weight, Tare and BMI functions. BMI can be easily calculated by using the buttons on the scale to input the height. Then, when the patient stands on the scale, BMI will be automatically calculated and displayed.
The M-550 GP Floor Scale is battery powered, needing just four AA batteries for 100 hours' continuous operation. A mains adaptor can be purchased as an extra.
Watch the video above to see this medical scale in action. If you need more information about Marsden digital weighing scales like the M-550. or if you wish to place an order, speak to the Marsden team on 01709 364296 or contact us here.Learn More