Scales, Patient, Bedside, Slab
Definition : Bedside scales designed to weigh the patient by lifting him or her from the bed. These scales consist of a slablike padded board that the patient is rolled onto. The board is suspended by metal brackets from a cart that includes the lift mechanism (e.g., hydraulic, electrical), weighing unit, controls, and a display. Activating the lift mechanism raises the board and patient slightly off the bed, weighing nonambulatory patients with minimum discomfort.
Entry Terms : "Slab Scales" , "Ironing Board Scales" , "Weighboard Scales"
UMDC code : 18460