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, making it easier and less stressful for both the patient and medical staff.
Why is a lifting seat important?
Chair scales are essential when a patient or resident needs to be seated when weighed, especially for those with limited mobility. 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, 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.
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-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-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 of 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.
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.Learn More
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 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.Learn More
What is the M-610?
The Marsden M-610 is a Class III Approved and MDD Approved portable wheelchair scale, consisting of two lightweight beams and an indicator to read the weight. Each beam has a handle and fold-in ramps for portability, and carry cases are available. The M-610 is easy to use, accurate to 100g and perfect for community nurses and healthcare visitors, as well as care homes.
How do portable wheelchair scales work?
There are many types of wheelchair weighers available, but for true portability we recommend the M-610.
The scale runs on rechargeable battery, and each beam has a handle, with the ramps at each end folding in after use. Carry cases are available for each beam. When a patient in a wheelchair needs to be weighed, the two beams are placed on the floor the correct distance apart for the wheelchair wheels, and the scale switched on.
The patient can then be pushed onto the scale and the weight reading will register on the indicator display. You can remove the weight of the wheelchair, meaning only the patient’s weight is displayed on the indicator, by using the Tare/Preset Tare function.
Using the full numeric keypad, the patient’s height can also be entered and this means the scale will calculate BMI.
What is a Class III Approved scale?
Class III Approved scales are built, tested, verified and calibrated in order to meet certain standards. If a scale is used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ it must be Class III Approved. To give the user assurance of accuracy and reliability, an EU notified body will test Approved scales rigorously.
Additionally, the M-610 is MDD Approved, meaning it meets strict safety requirements enforced (in the UK) by Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC) is one of three directives that cover all medical equipment intended to be used to diagnose, prevent, monitor or treat.
Who uses the M-610?
The M-610’s portability makes it ideal for care homes, hospitals and for weighing wheelchairs at home. It has also been a popular choice for community nurses and health visitors for weighing disabled patients.
Why should I choose the M-610?
Choose the Marsden M-610 if you need a lightweight, portable wheelchair weighing scale, which is suitable for weighing almost any wheelchair. This is our bestselling wheelchair scale, and it’s also covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.
This robust, high quality digital weighing scale weighs up to 300kg in 100g increments and has a rechargeable battery offering over 55 hours of continuous use. It includes Prest Tare/Tare, Hold and BMI functions, and our premium indicator with its three displays means the scale is very easy to use.
The scale has optional Bluetooth or Wifi connectivity for sending patient weight data wirelessly to your central database. Please contact us for more information about wireless patient data recording.
For more information about the Marsden M-610 and other wheelchair scales, call 01709 364296 or send us a message here.Learn More
What is the M-600?
The Marsden M-600 is a MDD Approved and Class III Approved hoist weighing attachment, ideal for use in care homes and hospitals. Marsden hoist weighing attachments have a 200kg capacity and graduations to 100g.
What does MDD Approved mean?
If a device is MDD Approved it means that the device meets strict safety requirements which are enforced in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC) is one of three directives which cover all medical equipment, used in diagnosis, prevention, monitoring or treatment.
It is a requirement for hoist weighing attachments to be MDD Approved, and Marsden manufactures the only MDD Approved hoist weighing attachments in the UK.
What does Class III Approved mean?
For medical weighing purposes, Class III Approved scales must be used.
When a medical weighing scale is Class III Approved, it means the scale has been built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet a certain standard. According to the NAWI directive, 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. An EU notified body rigorously tests these weighing scales to assure the user that they are accurate and reliable.
Who uses the M-600?
The M-600 is ideal for hoist weighing in hospitals and care homes, with a large indicator for easy weight readings by medical staff. Healthcare professionals nurses find the M-600’s features easy to use and mean getting a weight reading is quick and simple. A carry case is available for transporting the scale in the community.
Why should I choose the M-600?
The Marsden M-600 and M-605 are the only hoist weighing attachments that are legal for use in the UK, as these are MDD Approved.
The M-600 is easy to use. Simply clip the attachment onto a hoist with coat hanger spreader bars, switch the indicator on and weigh your patient. The scale has graduations of 100g and a capacity of 200kg.
With Hold, Tare and BMI functions these hoist scales are the perfect alternative weighing scale when floor, column or wheelchair scale cannot be used.
The scale has optional Bluetooth or Wifi connectivity for sending the patient weight data to a central database. For more information on hoist weighing scales, wireless connectivity and how to weigh patients who cannot stand, call 01709 364296 or contact us here.
The M-600 is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.Learn More
What is the M-605?
The Marsden M-605 is a Class III and MDD Approved hoist weighing attachment, designed for larger hoists that have coat hanger shaped spreader bars. The scale has a 200kg capacity and graduations are to 100g, and means bedbound patients or patients unable to walk can be weighed with a scale that simply clips to your hoist.
What does MDD Approved mean?
While a Class III Approved weighing scale is one required for medical use, an MDD Approved scale is one that is compliant with the Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC).
MDD Approved means that the device meets strict safety requirements which are enforced in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Three directives cover all medical equipment intended to be used to diagnose, prevent, monitor or treat, including the Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC).
It is a requirement for hoist weighing attachments to be MDD Approved, whilst it also provides an extra seal of quality and reliability for the user.
Who uses the M-605?
Hospitals and care homes use the M-605 hoist weighing scale for weighing patients who are unable to stand. With a 200kg capacity, this hoist weigher is ideal for larger patients, and large indicator means the weight reading is clear for the staff member undertaking the weighing. We recommend that weighing patients using a hoist scale is carried out by trained nurses.
Why should I choose the M-605?
As they are MDD Approved, the Marsden M-600 and M-605 are the only hoist weighing attachments that are legal for use in the UK. At 730mm wide, the M-605 is 10cm longer than the M-600, and the ideal hoist scale for use in care homes and the community.
The M-605 bariatric scale is easy to use - it simply clips onto your hoist and is ready to use. Hold, Tare and BMI functions along with a clear digital display make weighing patients easy. It’s also lightweight and portable, and is available with an optional carry case. Rechargeable battery power means no wires to the mains, and provides 55 hours of use between charges.
Optional wireless connectivity allows the scale to be connected to a patient database.
For more information and to order the Marsden M-605, or any Marsden medical scales, call 01709 364296 or contact us here.Learn More
What is the M-950?
The Marsden M-950 is an easy to use, portable bed weighing scale. It makes weighing bedbound patients straightforward and hassle free with no discomfort to the patient. It consists of four pads that can be simply placed under the wheels of the bed, meaning there’s no need to move the bed to another room for weighing. A trolley is provided for transporting the pads between rooms and wards. The M-950 is Class III Approved.
What is a Class III Approved scale?
A Class III Approved scale is built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet a specific standard, so that it is legal to monitor, treat and diagnose patients. All weighing scales used for this purpose must be Class III Approved.
All Class III Approved medical scales undergo rigorous testing by an EU notified body to ensure reliability and accuracy and repeatability of readings.
How can I accurately weigh bedridden patients?
If a patient is bedbound, obtaining a weight reading can be difficult; however, in many cases an accurate weight reading is vital for administering the correct drug dosages or treatment.
If you need to weigh a bedridden patient, this can be done with the M-950 with no discomfort to the patient. Simply place the four weighing pads next to each wheel, switch on the scale and roll the bed onto the pads. For a truly accurate weight reading for the patient, best practice is removing the weight of the bed from the reading by using the Tare/Preset Tare functions.
An additional benefit of the M-950 is that the trolley allows you to move the scale between rooms and wards easily, raking the scale to the patient rather than the other way around. Alternatively, if you are weighing bedridden patients in the community, the M-950 can be purchased with carry cases to transport the pads and indicator.
Who uses the M-950?
The M-950’s pads which can be positioned beneath the bed, mean that weighing can take place without the need to disturb bed bound patients. This is beneficial to a number of hospital wards and departments, particularly in palliative care and intensive care. The M-950 is also an easy to use scale for weighing care home patients.
Why should I choose the M-950?
Choose the M-950 if you need to weigh bedbound patients - and need a portable solution which can be moved between rooms, either by using the carry handles on each pad, the trolley or carry cases.
The pads are low profile, making this a bed weighing system suitable for almost any bed, and making it easy to push a bed onto the scale. The scale features Tare (for removing the weight of the bed from the display), Hold (to stabilise the weight reading on the display if the patient is moving) and BMI calculation functions.
The Marsden M-950 is made to order in our South Yorkshire factory - please contact us if you would like to find out about bespoke options available.
Ask about service and maintenance contracts for the M-950 by calling 01709 364296. The M-950 is covered by Marsden 4 Year Warranty.Learn More