Bariatric Scales: When Special Care is Required
Treating and managing obesity has created a demand for bariatric equipment in recent years and the need for bariatric scales has increased significantly. Due to the nature of obesity, a bariatric patient may require special assistance from their healthcare providers and the equipment they use. Developers of bariatric scales have made great strides in innovating medical scales to comfortably accommodate the needs of both.
Manufacturers of bariatric scales have incorporated all that modern science and technology can provide in the design and construction of bariatric scales. Medical Supplies and Equipment Company has been working steadfastly to stay on top of these innovations in medical equipment technology and we now supply state-of-the-art bariatric scales.
The bariatric scales in our inventory have been tailored specifically to the needs of bariatric patients. The bariatric scales are built with heavy-duty components and extra-wide weighing platforms to conveniently accommodate the bariatric patient as well as provide accurate measurements. For the wheelchair-bound patient, we carry a number of bariatric wheelchair scales to choose from. We also carry bed scales for the bed-ridden patient.
Bariatric scales, as with all bariatric equipment, must be designed to meet the needs of the patient as well as the needs of the caregiver. Increased weight increases the risk of injury to the caregiver during patient handling and movement tasks. If a bariatric patient has mobility concerns, it would be in everyone’s best interest to consider options in bariatric mobility products such as bariatric walkers, bariatric rollators, and bariatric wheelchairs. These items will ensure reliable and safe patient transportation while reducing the risk of potential injury to both patient and caregiver during such actions. Many of our bariatric scales also feature hand rails for extra support and balance once the mobility aid is removed.
At Medical Supplies and Equipment Company, there is a huge inventory of bariatric equipment to meet all of your needs in the home and healthcare environment. Below are few profiles of the scales in stock, but it’s advisable to evaluate the entire line of bariatric equipment so all of your needs are met.
The Electronic Bed Bariatric Scale features integrated lifts that allow the four measuring platforms to be placed simply and effortlessly under the castors of the bed. The previously determined weight of the bed is measured using the TARE function and the patient's precise weight accurately determined. Both subtle and unexpected fluid loss and gain can be noticed immediately and alerted by an alarm. These changes are vitally important for medical practitioners dealing with intensive care, dialysis, and nutritionally challenged patients.
The Bariatric Wheelchair Scale is easy for wheelchair-users to mount, due to its extremely flat platform, and the side barriers ensure optimum safety. The integrated pre-TARE-function determines the patient's net weight in seconds. Another advantage is its HOLD-function, which continues to display measurements in large, easy-to-read figures even after the scale has been unloaded. This model can be folded up in just a few moves and its castors make it easy to transport.
The Bariatric Scale features a very large, low-profile platform that makes getting on an off very convenient and the curved railing provides a secure hand-hold for extra stability. It features locking castors and a swiveling control / display panel, providing medical staff a high degree of flexibility. This model can be transformed into a complete measuring and weighing station.
Whatever your necessities are for bariatric scales other bariatric equipment needs, we aspire to be your primary provider. After browsing our on-line inventory, don’t hesitate to call our customer service department toll-free at 1-877-706-4480 for any questions or further assistance.