Getting an accurate weight quickly can help save a life. Weighing a patient during lateral transfer means that no additional time is added to a care pathway. ‘Door to Needle’ times can be reduced. Healthcare professionals can administer drug dosages or medication with the maximum of confidence and minimum of fuss.
Weighing as part of an existing process means the stress of weighing the patient is reduced. No need for the cumbersome, difficult process of hoisting a patient to weigh them, and no compromise on their dignity. Take the scale to the patient, not the patient to the scale. The result is a better experience for both patient and staff.
It currently takes two or more staff ten to twenty minutes to hoist an immobile patient, or position a bed scale, to get a weight. The PTS weighs a patient during the existing process of lateral transfer. Therefore, staff costs are reduced throughout the hospital or care home - particularly Emergency, ICU, HDU, Stroke, Cardiac, Spinal, Renal and X-ray.