UKAS & BSI
UKAS & BSI
Patient scales are designed specifically for use in the healthcare and medical industries to accurately ascertain the weight of patients. Most have a large surface area to allow different shapes and sizes of patients to be measured accurately. Weight measurements can be used by clinicians to aid diagnosis of problems, suggest treatments, and monitor the long-term care of patients so therefore provide a key tool in their array of measurement devices.
More modern scales are often designed with handrails, digital displays and other features including body fat estimations and caloric details specific to the individual being measured. These instruments must however still be regularly checked for accuracy, inaccurate measurements in this type of healthcare environment could lead to misdiagnosis or incorrect prescribing of medication.
Calibration of patient scales is performed like any other scale calibration with the use of highly accurate test weight standards, it must also be done in-situ where they are regularly used. Calibrationhouse has many years of experience testing scales onsite a customer’s premises and is a leading provider to NHS EBME departments and other healthcare settings