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Weighing in on Detecto Scale innovation

Thanks to the ingenuity of immigrant family the Jacobs brothers more than a century ago, products from Detecto Scale can determine the accurate weight of most any human being, regardless of barrier.

6500-detecto-4tThe company’s medical line has evolved with health trends and technology to offer patient scales customized for able-to-stand patients in addition to the obese, the wheelchair bound or those confined to bed. Another of its innovations is a physician scale incorporating a touchless sonar tool that can nearly instantly measure a patient’s height and BMI. Still another is a stainless steel platform called HealthySole that uses UVC technology to kill some 99.9 percent of exposed disease-causing organisms on the soles of shoes. Medical workers merely stand on it to instantly decontaminate their footwear in the workplace.

detecto-cartOther Detecto products seem simple but help solve recurring problems in medical settings; consider its contoured pediatric scale that featured a convenient bracketed measuring tool and a screen that holds the recorded weight even after the baby has been removed. Detecto’s quiet, easy-to-clean medical cart features 360-degree rotation for maneuvering around tight corners, and it also fills specific needs with items like clinical-grade waste receptacles and surgical glove holders.

Founded in 1900, the family-owned firm based out of Webb City, Missouri, bills itself as the largest large-scale medical scale manufacturer in the U.S., with 350 employees, distributors in more than 110 countries and warehouses in Canada and England. That said, all its products are made in the USA in ISO 9001- and ISO 1348- certified factories.

detecto-pediatric-scaleBecause Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Co. bought Detecto in 1981, company products are sold under both the Cardinal Scale and Detecto Scale brands. Detecto scales usually measure weights lighter than 5,000 pounds and are most often used in the medical, food service and postal segments. The Cardinal brand primarily includes large-capacity scales for items 5,000 pounds or heavier, used for industrial, agricultural and transportation purposes.

Detecto’s manufacturing processes have been featured on the Science Channel TV show “How It’s Made” and the cable TV show “World’s Greatest!”

More information on the company can be found at www.detecto.com. Find its products among the wide range of medical supplies at Medical Device Depot.

How to Choose the Best Medical Cart

6400PEC-2If comparing medical equipment, most people would assume that hospital carts are the least important. While they don’t measure blood pressure or cure illness, medical carts do organize and hold the supplies that doctors use to treat patients. This is an important job, and not just any old cart will do. When searching for medical carts for your practice, look for these three features.

Casters

Time is valuable, especially in a hospital. To prevent doctors, nurses and medical assistants from wasting their time getting up and walking over to the storage cabinets every time they need another tool, provide them with a cart with casters. This allows medical professionals to bring the supplies to them.

Numerous compartments

A lot of medical tools are small and easily lost. To organize equipment and make them accessible, choose a cart that has several compartments. One large storage cabinet or drawer makes it difficult for medical staff to keep track of all their supplies.

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In some situations, like at a pediatric’s office, it makes sense to store medical supplies in a locked cupboard or drawer. If you’re concerned with patients getting into the practice’s medical equipment, search for a cart with locks that lets you secure supplies and prevent unfortunate accidents.

Medical Device Depot offers a wide range of medical carts to help you find the perfect design. Visit our site to begin your search today.