The EZ-Weigh mobile bed scale accurately weighs patients while in bed, eliminates patient & caregiver injuries and saves money.
Germantown, Wisconsin, January 22, 2014 – Electro Kinetic Technologies today announced the release of their EZ-Weigh 3000 Mobile Bed Scale. The patented EZ-WEIGH 3000 allows caregivers to accurately weigh patients without lifting or moving patients out of bed. The scale’s innovative design eliminates the need to reposition a patient that may be difficult to move or may be in a medical condition where moving or lifting would be injurious to their health.
Periodically monitoring patients’ weight particularly in long term care facilities, is essential to ensure relevant and timely actions are taken to improve patient care. Baseline evaluations coupled with continued monitoring, assist medical personnel to properly prescribe medications and insure patients are receiving adequate nutrition in their diets.
Performing weight measurements on ambulatory patients is fairly straight forward and low risk however non ambulatory patients present unique challenges. Incorporating scales on every bed can be a solution, although a costly one for larger facilities. An alternative is to lift the patients out of bed using a patient lift however this solution requires two caregivers while putting both the patients and caregivers at risk of injuries.
Caregivers often are injured due in large part to repeated manual patient handling activities, involving heavy manual lifting associated with transferring, and repositioning patients and working in extremely awkward postures. It should come as no surprise that direct and indirect costs associated with back injuries in the healthcare industry are estimated to be $20 billion annually.
The EZ-Weigh 3000 Mobile Bed Scale eliminates the risk to staff and patients by allowing one caregiver to weigh the patient without the need for any transfer, thereby dramatically reducing the facilities operating costs including labor and workers compensation insurance premiums.
About Electro Kinetic Technologies
Electro Kinetic Technologies is an innovative company providing ergonomic motorized solutions for safely transporting and lifting material and people within the retail, healthcare, manufacturing and logistics industries. Headquartered in Germantown, Wis., Electro Kinetic Technologies is a GSA supplier and has a Quality Management System compliant with ISO 13485:2003