Wheelchair Scales Weighing the Disabled

Wheelchair Scales Weighing the Disabled

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One of the major difficulties in hospitals and clinics is weighing the non-ambulatory. These patients, who range from the very ill to the elderly and overweight, require some people to move from a wheelchair to a scale, even a chair scale. In many cases, moving these unhealthy individuals is not advised, either for their own health and safety, or for the safety of the individuals who need to move them.

One of the best inventions of the 20th century, in terms of protecting patient and healthcare worker safety, is the wheelchair scale. Even the most common model, built for use with any standard wheelchair, offers such options as eye-level readability for nursing staff, a dual-sided readout beam, a detachable ramp for easy movement on and off the platform (and for use as a stand-alone scale), and an optional kit that converges the scale to work in tandem with existing Detecto scales.

The stationary model of a wheelchair scale features a padded handrail for ambulatory patients, a non-skid mat and a die-cast, dual-sided, eye-level weight beam in either 4-ounce or 100-gram increments. Battery operated, this model allows medical personnel to either key in the weight of the chair or use preset options.

Wheelchair scales for bariatric patients will read values ​​up to 1,000 pounds, and the portable model – reading at 800 pounds – features integral wheels and handles for complete portability, as well as battery power and the option to enter the chair weight so that…


Source by Stephen Lamb