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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

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