Health o meter® Professional Scales Introduces New Kilograms Only Patient Transfer Scale

Expanding its Acute Care Line of Scales – Where Precision Meets Purpose

McCook, IL May 20, 2024 – Pelstar LLC, the manufacturer of Health o meter® Professional Scales, the leading brand in physician scales, is thrilled to announce the launch of the new PTS-1000KG, a transfer board with a built-in medical scale that provides kg only weight measurements during a patient transfer. A kilograms only Patient Transfer Scale offers a safe solution for facilities standardizing on metric-only measurements. This kg version of the Patient Transfer Scale is especially useful for Stroke Units where quick and accurate patient weights are crucial and where dosages of critical medications are based on kilogram measurements.

With its ability to weigh immobile patients efficiently and accurately, the PTS-1000KG impacts Stroke Units by:

  • Helping decrease door-to-needle times
  • Providing security, ensuring the patient's weight is recorded in required kg measurements
  • Increasing confidence that the patient is being weighed accurately

A former Emergency Department Nurse, Gillian Taylor, invented the Patient Transfer Scale. In her conception of the PTS, she said, “I realized that if a patient is weighed as they are transferred to a bed, using a transfer board, they can be weighed quickly without time being taken to weigh them. This means as soon as the patient is admitted to hospital, there is a weight reading that can be used to accurately administer medication as soon as possible.” In addition to Stroke Units, the PTS can provide value in a Trauma Unit, the ICU and Pediatrics and can be utilized as part of an existing patient transfer process.

Julie Ivanoff, Associate Product Manager, said, “Adding a KG Only Patient Transfer Scale to the Health o meter Professional portfolio was a natural extension for the line and another way for us to meet our many customers’ needs.”

The new Patient Transfer Scale (item # PTS-1000KG) is available* for purchase exclusively through Health o meter® Professional Scales authorized distributors and is also eligible for a ScaleSurance extended warranty. Click here to view the product page.

*Not available in all countries.

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