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In Bed Scales and their Types

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

Heavy Duty Digital Lift Scale BariatricThe 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

Detecto Heavy Capacity In Bed ScaleThe 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

Detecto Mechanical Patient Lift ScaleThe 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

Invacare Jasmine Digital Lift ScaleThe 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.

Medical Scales

The body weight and metabolism of a person are both indicators of a good health. If a person gains or losses weight during a limited duration of time and based on the extent and severity of the case, a doctor might be able to tell if the weight loss was healthy or not. When doctors need to determine the exact weight of a person, they can deduce the length and breadth of when person is going to or has fallen ill with the help of a medical scale.

Medical Scales 1Medical scales are precise body weight measuring instruments that can pick up even the slightest change or notice. Based on their requirements medical scales are available and required in a wide array of versions including the baby scales. Much more complicated than the classic Bathroom Floor Scales, the medical scale is an expensive commodity for any household but a must have for most hospitals.

Beam Medical Scale

Physician Beam scale

Although available now in a large variety of designs and mediums, most hospitals and gyms are still equipped with the old-fashioned, Floor Stand Scales with the balancing bars to check your weight. Though most people find them harder to read, most doctors face no such difficulty and usually find it within their budget to buy it.

Fortunately, the role of medical scales in the medical field is not just limited to keeping track of the patient’s weight but can also extend to help diagnose diseases. On the basis of a person’s unnatural weight-loss or weight gain history, a doctor is able to make a diagnosis; the patient may be saved from an untimely complication if they were a victim of anorexia or happened to be suffering from diabetes. However, in some cases, drastic weight loss does add up to just drastic weight loss.

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Vitality Medical Scales Measure Up

With a variety of styles and choices available, it can be difficult to get the right scale to meet your needs. Whether it is a basic bathroom scale or a specific scale for your healthcare facility, VitalityMedical.com has the perfect scale to meet your needs at The Scale Store.

The days of the the basic bathroom scale as your only choice are over. Although the common bathroom scale is still available, even these have been improved for ease of use and reading.

Today there are Eye Level Digital Scales that are convenient with their digital readouts elevated to eye level. This provides easy reading in a convenient unit that takes up minimal space. If the height of the Eye Level Digital Scale is too much, try the Waist High Digital Scales.

If those won’t work, try the 2-Piece Remote Scales. These scales offer the traditional floor scale design with the added bonus of a remote LCD readout display that can be placed in a convenient location of your choosing. Some models even offer a BMI function, such as the Seca Digital Scale.For a durable and traditional scale, you can never go wrong with a Beam Scale. These scales are durable and use the reliable weight and bar method, and some models include height rods, wheels and BMI measurement.

For your more complicated needs, VitalityMedical.com offers a variety of specialty scales. The Bariatric Floor and Handrail scales provide a way for people to use a scale with ease and comfort. From the simplest floor scale such as the Detecto Low-Profile Bariatric Scale to the Seca Large Platform Scale with Handrails that provides safety for those who are unstable on their feet.

Chair scales are also available in a wide variety of styles. The Detecto Bariatric Flip Seat Scale works like a platform scale with handrails with the addition of a flip down seat for those unable to stand easily. There are also rolling chair scales for use on those unable to stand. These units have wheels allowing you to move the chair to any location for ease of use.

For weighing those who are even less mobile, Detecto offers two Bed Scales, the Detecto Digital In Bed Scale and the Detecto Heavy-Capacity In Bed Scale. With flame-retardant and anti-bacterial stretchers, combined with hydraulic lifts, these beds are a safe alternative for obtaining a patients weight.

Another alternative is a Patient Lift Scale. Designed to be used between the patient sling and the lift boom, patient lift scales come in a mechanical version, digital and bariatric digital styles.

VitalityMedical.com even offers specialty scales for the smallest needs. Pediatric and Neonatal Scales come in a variety of styles, from mechanical and digital pediatric scales to the special neonatal Detecto Digital Baby Scale with a 30 pound capacity.

And when it comes to the smallest of measurements, there are a wide range of kitchen scales available for portion control measurement. From the basic Detecto Dual Reading Top Loading Portion Scale to the top of the line Detecto Electronic Digital Portion Control Scale with settings for ounces, grams and pounds, you can measure your food portions with confidence and ease.

Regardless of your scale needs, VitalityMedical.com has you covered. Check out the wide variety of scales available at the scale store today and buy your next scale with confidence from Vitality Medical.

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