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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.

4 features to look for when shopping for a pediatric scale

For doctors, nurses and medical assistants, the most difficult patients to perform checkups on are often babies. Babies squirm and often cry during appointments, making it harder for medical staff to obtain accurate measurements. That’s why it’s important to have a pediatric table designed specifically for newborn care. Here are four features to look for as you begin browsing your options.

Digital display

8440-ScaleA digital display provides the exact weight, reducing the possibility of human error. Detecto makes a superior digital baby scale, which has a 1.0-inch high transflective LCD display. Get yours through Medical Device Depot.

Lock-in weight feature

Even with typical newborn movement, you’ll be able to achieve an accurate weight measurement if your table has a “lock-in weight” feature. When the weight stabilizes, it is “locked” essentially and displayed clearly for you to read and record.

Built-in measuring tape for length

Now you can weigh babies and measure their length all in one place. When searching for a pediatric scale, make sure it also features a measuring tape to record how much the baby has grown.

Easy cleanup 

6745Cleanliness is a must in all medical facilities. A baby scale that is easy to clean reduces preparation time for each patient, and still ensures a safe environment for the newborn.

 

The right equipment can enhance your patients’ experience during checkups. Find a wide range of pediatric scales at Medical Device Depot, along with many other types of medical supplies.”

Welch Allyn Connectivity to DETECTO Digital Scales

DETECTO, a manufacturer of medical scales has partnered with Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of medical diagnostic equipment to enable automated interfacing between their devices. DETECTO professional medical scales which utilize the model 758C weight indicator can interface with the Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor 6000 Series and the Welch Allyn Connex Integrated Wall System.

The following DETECTO scales are capable of interfacing with the Welch Allyn devices:

Model Number Scale Description Scale Family
8437S Stainless Steel Scale, Waist-High Digital Digital Column
8430S Stainless Steel Scale, Waist-High Digital and Height Rod Digital Column
FHD-133-II Geriatric/Bariatric Wheelchair Scale 36″x36″ Wheelchair
FHD-144-II Geriatric/Bariatric Wheelchair Scale 48″x48″ Wheelchair

These DETECTO scales feature a USB port which will interface with applicable Welch Allyn Devices via the DETECTO-supplied USB cable. These scales can operate on either battery or AC power and transmit weight with 100% accuracy.

For more information or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.

seca Multifunctional/Wheelchair Scale Promotion

There is one month left to take advantage of seca’s extended-warranty promotion on multifunctional and wheelchair scales! Purchase one of the following products:

And it will come with a 4-year warranty! Offer ends December 31, 2011.

For more information or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.