Health O Meter 597KL Physician Doctor Scale
597KL PHYSICIAN DIGITAL EYE-LEVEL SCALE NEW. Digital Physician Eye-Level Scale with high weighing
capacity, low profile, large base and user friendly interface. 170° Swivel Display with 1" LCD
Large 14-1/4" x 14-1/4" Platform with low 2-1/2" profile BMI (easy scroll method)
Hold/Release, Zero, KG/LB, Clear, Enter functions Auto-Zero, 5 minute auto-off (AC mode disabled),
low battery indicator Wheels and Handle for maximum portability
Silent Slide Height Rod (24" 84" x 1/8" / 60cm 213cm x 1mm)
Updatable Firmware RS232 Output Port 6 C-cell batteries (not incl.) or 120V AC adapter (incl.)
1 year limited warranty Metallic gray Capacity: 500 lb x 0.2 lb
227 kg x 1 kg Scale Dimensions: 14 -1/4" x 22" x 54-3/4"
Health O Meter 599KL Physician Doctor Scale
PHYSICIAN DIGITAL WAIST-HIGH SCALE
NEW. Digital Physician Waist-High Scale with high weighing
capacity, low profile, large base and user friendly interface.
170° Swivel Display with 1" LCD Large 14-1/4" x 14-1/4" platform with low 2-1/2" profile
BMI (easy scroll method) Hold/Release, Zero, KG/LB, Clear, Enter functions
Auto-Zero, 5 minute auto-off (AC mode disabled), low battery indicator
Wheels and Handle for maximum portability Updatable Firmware
RS232 Output Port 6 C-cell batteries (not incl.) or 120V AC adapter (incl.)
1 year limited warranty Metallic gray Capacity: 500 lb x 0.2 lb
227 kg x 1 kg Scale Dimensions: 14 -1/4" x 22" x 44-1/2
Why Does My Office Need A Health-O-Meter?
A recent study on the global Medical Scales market found that Health o meter® Professional is the leading manufacturer of personal weighing systems in the US and Latin America as measured in annual sales market share. The report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., collected intelligence on the global Medical Scales market.
Since 1919, HoM® Professional has provided the medical community with high quality, innovative digital and mechanical healthcare weighing systems. Our scales are designed with healthcare professionals in mind, to offer functionality that best serves their needs. Explore our site and learn more about our product lines, EMR connectivity solutions and professional advantages. We are dedicated to providing medical professionals with the best weighing scales.
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Pelstar LLC, maker of HoM® Professional, is a certified ISO 13485:2003 company. This certification means that we manage our company at the standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO 13485:2003 sets forth requirements for the management system of design and manufacture of medical devices such as meeting regulatory and customer requirements while also managing risk and efficiency.
Some of our products have been tested for additional certifications such as CSA/cMet, CE and Class III. Refer to a products Features and Benefits sheet to learn about specific certifications.
As average weight increases, the accuracy of many scales decreases. The results can mean inconsistent readings within and beyond the hospital, leading to an inaccurate representation of a patients weight over time.
Healthcare standards recommend that medical scales be precise to 1 lb per 150 lb of weight to ensure accurate dosing and treatment. However, a study of scales in Kansas City-area health facilities found average inaccuracies ranging from 1.3 lb at 100 lb of weight to 3.8 lb for 250 lb of weight. As the test weights increased, more scales were inaccurate. When tested at 200 lb, the study found that 15.1 percent of scales were off by more than 6 lb, or 1 Body Mass Index (BMI) unit. At 250 lb, the percentage of inaccurate scales increases to 20.8 percent off by 6 lb or more. Since many physicians use a patients BMI as a critical measure for
planning treatment and care options, this inaccuracy can lead to over- and undertreatment,
denial of proper treatment or ill-informed guidance.
The risks and costs of inaccuracy can be substantial. For a patient undergoing treatment, inaccuracy may mask weight gain or loss that signals health changes. According to a study by Nursing, a heart patient with a weight variance as small as 3 lb will trigger assessments for peripheral edema jugular venous distension, dyspnea or abnormal lung
sounds. Similarly, patients with renal failure or some cancers typically receive medication
doses based on their current weight.
To ensure accuracy across a variety of patient weights, medical scales should be calibrated regularly. In the course of daily usage, medical scales are often bumped or jarred, which can affect their accuracy. Many facilities also occasionally use bed scales that do not account for the linens and bed pads that can greatly affect the actual weight measurement.
A study by the UKs National Health Services found that 22 percent of medical scales were not set to zero, and a third of all medical scales tested were inaccurate. The study, which examined 7,875 medical scales at more than 200 hospitals, noted that while small inaccuracies may not be important when monitoring obese adults, inaccurately weighing oncology patients, children or infants to determine medication doses could be dangerous.
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority surveyed four years of state health event reports and found 479 instances of medication errors stemming from inaccurate
patient weight. Of these incidents, 67 percent resulted in a patient receiving an incorrect
dose, with 1.3 percent of cases causing enough harm to warrant additional treatment.
Many hospital systems or Integrated Delivery Networks (IDN) have not made medical scale standardization a priority, with most systems using four or more different scale brands throughout their organizations facilities.
This requires staff to be familiar with multiple scales functionality and creates variances in the weight results. Standardization across a hospital system or network benefits both patients and staff. By using standard scales and calibration procedures, a patients weight variation across several locations within the network becomes more meaningful. With newer scales that integrate with a facilitys electronic medical record system, weight readings are automatically added to a patients record, reducing the risk of transcription error on date or weight.
Additionally, staff working in multiple locations across a hospital system can apply the same best practices when using standardized equipment.
Overall, standardizing across the continuum of care helps staff provide a consistently high level of patient care while reducing costs to an organization.
When was the last time you evaluated your scales? Start by taking an inventory of every scale in your facility or network. How many are there? Where are they located? Whos using them, and how often? Do they have rail supports or low platforms, particularly in departments that see more elderly and frail patients?
Next, evaluate accuracy across the entire range of use. Verify when they were last
calibrated, their maximum accurate weight and how often they are calibrated. Is there
someone responsible for calibrating scales, and are users trained to zero them out
Particularly in larger facilities or IDNs, you can centralize responsibility for scales.
Develop standards for usage and establish maintenance procedures and schedules
to help ensure that accuracy does not lapse. Then, train your staff on how to use scales
and empower them to point out when something doesnt seem right. Your patients
health and your bottom line depends on it.
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