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  • Marsden M-999 Patient Transfer Scale

    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.

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  • Marsden M-652 Wheelchair Scale with Handrails

    What is the M-652?

    The Marsden M-652 is a Class III Approved digital wheelchair scale with a large, robust platform and sturdy handrails. The size of this wheelchair scale’s platform means it can accommodate almost any wheelchair, and two handrails provide invaluable support for frail or bariatric patients who wish to stand whilst being weighed. It has a high 300kg capacity and accuracy to 100g.

    What is a Class III Approved scale?

    A Class III Approved scale is built, tested, verified and calibrated to a meet a specific standard. The NAWI directive, which determines Class III Approved scales, 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. Scales that are Class III are rigorously tested to assure the user of the scale’s accuracy and reliability.

    How can you weigh someone in a wheelchair?

    Wheelchair scales are more permanent alternative to chair scales, bed scales and hoist scales, and allow the patient to remain in their own wheelchair whilst being weighed.

    Additionally, wheelchair scales like the M-652 have a Preset Tare/Tare function which means the weight of the wheelchair can be removed from the reading, leaving you with a true weight reading for just the patient.

    Who uses the M-652?

    The M-652’s fitted handles means this scale can be used to weigh wheelchair patients and patients who are unsteady on their feet. With the indicator mounted to the handles, weight readings are easy to read and monitor by hospitals and care home staff. This scale is particularly useful in Renal Units, Outpatients areas and where regular weight readings are required for disabled patients.

    Why should I choose the M-652?

    Choose the M-652 if you need a weighing scale that can weigh patients in their wheelchair, but can also be used to weigh patients who can stand with the support of a handrail.

    This scale is ideal for use in hospitals, care homes and rehabilitation centres. It is also covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.

    The M-652 is a large one piece unit with integrated low-profile ramps for easy wheelchair access. It has a 300kg capacity and accuracy to 100g. It is compact and very easy to store. The base is fitted with castors and a handle so that it is easy and safe to transport. Rechargeable batteries provide 55 hours of continuous use.

    The M-652’s indicator is very easy to use, with two screens that show weight, height and BMI data. BMI is calculated by manually entering height data into the full numeric keypad.

    This wheelchair scale is also available with Bluetooth or Wifi connectivity for wirelessly transmitting weight, height and BMI data to your database. A printer can be purchased as an optional extra, providing a permanent record of results.

    Marsden wheelchair scales are available with or without handrails. For more information on any of our wheelchair scales range, call 01709 364296 or contact us here.

    For more bariatric scales click here. Find our full range of wheelchair scales click here.

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  • Marsden M-610 Portable Wheelchair Weigh Beams

    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.

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  • Marsden M-653 Wheelchair Scale with Handrail

    What is the M-653?

    The Marsden M-653 is a Class III Approved wheelchair scale for weighing patients who are unable to stand. The large weighing platform can accommodate almost any wheelchair, and a single handrail provides support for those who wish to stand. For portability and storage, the handrail folds in when the scale is not in use.

    What is a Class III Approved scale?

    A Class III Approved medical scale has been built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet certain standards, determined by the NAWI directive. This 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. Scales that are Class III Approved have been rigorously tested by an EU notified body to assure the user of reliability and accuracy.

    The M-653 is Class III Approved. It is also MDD Approved, meaning it meets the strict standards for a medical device under the Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC).

    How can you weigh someone in a wheelchair?

    With wheelchair scales, a patient can remain in their own wheelchair - where they feel comfortable. The M-653 makes weighing a patient in their wheelchair easy, since it can accommodate almost any type of wheelchair.

    Simply switch the scale on, and push the patient onto the scale. Preset Tare/Tare can be used to remove the weight of the wheelchair from the display, leaving only the weight of the patient on the screen of the indicator. Find out more here.

    Who uses the M-653?

    With a large base suitable for almost any size of wheelchair and a capacity to 300kg, this scale is ideal for weighing wheelchair patients in hospital and care home environments. The fold-down handrail means this scale is portable and can be moved between hospital wards and rooms of a care home. Particularly, this scale is ideal for Renal Units, Outpatients areas and where regular weight readings are required for disabled patients.

    Why should I choose the M-653?

    Choose the M-653 if you need to weigh patients who use a wheelchair, or patients who wish to stand but need support. It is perfect for hospitals, care homes and rehabilitation centres.

    The scale provides accurate weight readings to 100g and has a 300kg capacity. BMI can be calculated by inputting the patient’s height. The indicator is powered by an internal rechargeable battery for extra portability and flexibility, and the handrail is hinged meaning it can be folded in when the scale is not in use.

    A printer is available as an optional extra, so you can provide patients with a printed record of their weight, and the date and time the readings were taken.

    The platform surface of these wheelchair scales is robust and long-lasting - the M-653 is built to withstand years of regular use. A Marsden service contract can also be purchased, providing the minimum recommended re-calibration intervals of every 12 months, and keeping your M-653 accurate and reliable.

    M-653 wheelchair scales can be purchased with Bluetooth or Wifi connectivity - allowing instant, seamless weight and BMI data transfer to central systems and databases. Click the checkboxes on the accessories, situated top right, or contact us to find out more.

    Wheelchair scales with two handrails or without handrails are also available from Marsden. See the M-652, which includes two handrails, here; and find out more about the M-650, a wheelchair scale without handrails, here.

    The M-653 is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty. 

    For more Marsden wheelchair scales click hereFor more bariatric scales click here.

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  • Marsden M-651 Wheelchair Scale

    What is the M-651?

    The Marsden M-651 is a Class III Approved scale for weighing patients in wheelchairs. The ramps of the platform have a gentle incline, making it easier to push a wheelchair onto the scale for weighing. This model has the indicator mounted on a column, for much easier reading of the patient’s weight. The M-650 has a 300kg capacity.

    How can you weigh someone in a wheelchair?

    There are a number of Marsden weighing scales suitable for patients who cannot stand.

    Hoist scales like the Marsden M-600 Hoist Weighing Attachment allows you to weigh a patient whilst they are in a hoist. Alternatively, if the patient is bedbound, a bed scale such as the M-950 can be used.

    A chair scale - a wheelchair with an inbuilt weighing scale - can be used, but wheelchair scales like the M-651 allow the patient to stay in their own wheelchair whilst being weighed.

    The M-651 is a semi-permanent wheelchair scale. It is not as portable as the Marsden M-610, however it is fitted with a handle and wheels to make transporting the scale easier. Because of its large, low profile base, it can accommodate almost any wheelchair. The patient can simply be pushed onto the scale, and an accurate weight reading taken.

    To get an even more accurate weight reading for the patient, Tare/Preset Tare can be used to deduct the weight of the wheelchair from the display.

    What is a Class III Approved scale?

    Class III Approved scales are 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 will rigorously test Approved scales to assure the user that the scales are accurate and reliable.

    The M-651 is also approved under the Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC).

    Who uses the M-651?

    A low profile scale with easy access for wheelchairs uses, it is easy to see why many hospitals and care homes choose the M-651 for weighing wheelchair patients. The large, bright indicator which is column mounted is easy for many patients, nurses and care home staff to read, and the clear functions make it easy to use The 100g graduations means it is suitable for weighing for critical treatment, as well as other medical uses.

    Why should I choose the M-651?

    Choose the M-651 if you are looking for a more permanent wheelchair weigher for hospitals and care homes.

    The scale has a 300kg capacity and accuracy to 100g. Because it is column mounted, the indicator is conveniently closer to eye level to make it easy to read. A BMI function allows the patient’s BMI to be calculated when their height is manually inputted.

    Gentle incline ramps make it easier to push wheelchairs onto the scale. The internal rechargeable battery provides over 55 hours of continuous use between charges.

    Extra features include optional Bluetooth connectivity so that patient data can be wirelessly transferred to a central database. A printer can also be added to a create a printed, permanent record of weight data.

    The Marsden M-651 comes with a four year warranty. A Marsden service contract can also be purchased and this will keep your wheelchair scale reliable and accurate for even longer.

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

    Browse Marsden wheelchair scales here. For bariatric scales click here.

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  • Marsden M-650 Wheelchair Scale - White Tile

    What is the M-650?

    The Marsden M-650 is a low profile wheelchair/walk-on scale with a large enough platform to accommodate almost any wheelchair. The ramps have a gentle incline to make it easier to push wheelchairs onto the scale. This wheelchair scale has a white base, ideal for patients with dementia or patients with visual-spatial problems.

    What is a Class III Approved scale?

    Class III Approved scales are built, tested, verified and calibrated in order to meet a specific standard. 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. To assure the user of the scale’s accuracy and reliability recognised by Class III Approved, an EU notified body will rigorously test all Approved scales.

    Additionally, the M-650 is an approved medical device under the Medical Device Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC). This is one of three directives that cover all medical equipment intended to be used to diagnose, prevent, monitor or treat.

    Why is a white scale ideal for weighing patients with dementia?

    Marsden’s white-base digital weighing scales, like this version of the M-650, and also our M-420 Floor Scale are designed to help dementia patients feel more comfortable when being weighed. 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. Find out more in this blog post.

    Who uses the white M-650?

    This version of the M-650 is ideal for patients with dementia and visual-spatial issues to make them feel more assured when weighing. The large platform size is suitable for almost any size of wheelchair and is perfect for weighing in hospitals and care homes.

    Why should I choose the M-650?

    Choose the M-650 if you are weighing patients with dementia or visual-spatial problems, who are in a wheelchair. Additionally, the M-650 can be purchased with optional handrails, making this scale ideal for patients who wish to stand but are unsteady on their feet.

    The base of this scale is a one-piece unit, and a handle and wheels are fitted - meaning it’s easy to transport the M-650 from one location to another. The indicator is very easy to use, providing weight readings to the nearest 100g. The scale has a capacity of 300kg.

    The M-650 can also calculate a patient’s BMI. Simply type in the patient’s height using the full numeric keypad, weigh the patient, and the scale will automatically calculate BMI. Tare and Preset Tare functions can be used to deduct the weight of a wheelchair, leaving just the weight of the patient showing on the large, clear display.

    Bluetooth and Wifi connectivity are available for wirelessly transmitting patient weight data to a central database. This is ideal if you intend to become a paperless establishment, or wish to improve and streamline data recording processes. Please contact us for more information about wireless scales.

    Marsden is always looking for feedback or suggestions for digital weighing scales. If you have any ideas or particular needs for patients with dementia disorders, please let us know. You can speak with our team on 01709 364296.

    Browse Marsden wheelchair scales here. For bariatric scales click here.

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  • Marsden M-600 Hoist Weighing Attachment

    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.

    Browse hoist weighing scales here. Alternatively, browse Marsden’s full range of bariatric scales here.

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  • Marsden M-605 Large Hoist Weighing Attachment

    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.

    Browse more hoist weighing scales here or click here for the full range of Marsden bariatric scales.

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  • Marsden M-950 Bed Weighing Scale

    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.

    Browse bariatric scales here, and bed scales here.

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