Basically, an in-bed scale is used for weighing patients that are non-ambulatory and bed-ridden in a comfortable and secure manner. These feature a hydraulic lift scale with long stretchers that are flame retardant. These stretchers are placed beneath the patients and then lifted some inches in order to initiate the weighing process. The locking casters, hydraulic lift apparatus and a modifiable weighing arm in an in-bed scales guarantee convenient access and patient security. Some of these scales include a weight hold feature, and a BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator along with the ability to connect with electronic devices leading to EHR/EMR compliance.
Following are the few basic types of in-bed scales:
Heavy Duty Digital Lift Scale Bariatric
The Heavy Duty Digital Lift Scale Bariatric is used in combination with the patient lifts. This bariatric scale can provide you with an accurate reading of a patient’s weight and supports a maximum load of 600 lbs. These are perfect for homecare and hospital use alike.
Detecto Heavy Capacity In Bed Scale
The Detecto Heavy Capacity In Bed Scale is ideal for weighing patients that are bed ridden. The apparatus of this scale is designed for quick and accurate weighing with a capacity to support 500 lbs at maximum.
Detecto Mechanical Patient Lift Scale
The Detecto Mechanical Patient Lift Scale is designed for installation in the patient lift boom and slinging process. This all-purpose utility scale is ruggedly built for bulk weighing and other various purposes. The housing of this lift scale is comprised of cast iron, which means that it is durable enough to support up to 400 lbs of weight at once.
Invacare Jasmine Digital Lift Scale
The Invacare Jasmine Digital Lift Scale is designed for use in combination with the Jasmine lifts, and provides accurate and fast readings and is rather easy to operate. This digital scale is suitable for lifting a maximum weight of 700 lbs and can be used for weighing patients during their daily transfers.