Marsden Weighing Group launched the New Patient Transfer Scale

Marsden Weighing Group launched the New Patient Transfer Scale

Marsden Weighing Group (United Kingdom) - The New M-999 Patient Transfer Scale is a revolutionary transfer slide with inbuilt weighing scale, suitable for immobile or time-sensitive patients.

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.

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 (or between two beds), 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.

Technical Details:

  • Capacity: 250kg
  • Graduations: 500g
  • Dimensions: 1800mm x 700mm x 30mm
  • Power supply: Internal rechargeable battery
  • Battery Life: 50 hours of continuous use from full charge
  • Weight of scale: 11kg

Additional Features: 

  • Class III Approved
  • MDD Approved
  • Transfer board with an in-built weighing scale
  • A more dignified way of weighing, reducing stress for patients
  • Provides an accurate weight to 500g
  • Quick and easy to use
  • Portable
  • Large, clear digital weight display
  • Wipe clean surface
  • Hold of weight feature
  • Hooks for wall mounting provided
  • Magnetic mains charger provided
  • Optional carry case

 

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