How Often Should You Calibrate A Medical Scale?

0
70

The frequency with which you should verify the weight accuracy or calibrate a medical scale is determined by a variety of factors. It is usually determined by how and where it is utilised.

To create a calibration schedule, consider:

  • How frequently is the scale used?
  • If the scale is changed from one point to another often,
  • Whether or not a patient’s weight will influence their medication dosage

A medical scale may need to be calibrated outside of its regular schedule for a variety of reasons.

  • A physical event that could change the scale
  • Extreme fluctuations in temperature
  • Replacement parts installation

Your scale may not need to be calibrated even if one of the aforementioned occurrences has occurred. Pay close attention to the weight numbers on your scale. It may be time to calibrate if you notice a large weight fluctuation in a short period of time. However, using a certified calibration weight to confirm the scale’s accuracy is the best way to establish whether calibration is required.

Calibration weights that have been certified are ideal for patient scale calibration. They ensure that your scale is properly calibrated and ready for weighing in healthcare settings. Consumer weights, such as barbells or similar objects, will not offer an accurate weight to calibrate or check your scale. Using a certified calibration weight ensures that your scale is properly calibrated and that precise weights are shown for optimum patient care.

Preventative maintenance inspections, in addition to regular weight accuracy tests with certified weights, are an excellent approach to keeping your medical scale in good working order. Medical professionals can detect and repair malfunctioning equipment via preventative maintenance examinations. To avoid equipment failure, all medical scales should be serviced on a regular basis. This, together with regular weight checks, will keep your medical scale in good operating order.

 

reference link

Previous articleThe EMPIR project expands Europe’s electrical impedance capabilities. – EURAMET
Next articleHow To Gain Confidence In Your Measurements – Morehouse Instrument Company
Weighing News is an online news portal dedicated to the weighing industry, whether in India or abroad. We bring in the latest news and serve as a global knowledge platform for all those who are part of the world of weighing, such as • Manufacturers of weighing equipment • Component makers • Original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) • Repairers and maintenance engineers • Transporters • Factory owners • Industry associations Because of our focus, we have a very specialised readership. Our visitors are the people engaged in the industry and they use or are involved with weighing products on a daily basis. Weighing News attempts to report on anything connected with weighing including new and emerging areas in the field. We aim to plug the dearth of knowledge and awareness amongst users of weighing scales and equipment about the innovation and events in the field. We cover all important happenings under different categories like company news, industry events and new launches, regulatory changes, product news and automation. There are also special features like • Knowledge centre • Interviews with experts • Case studies • Product suggestions In just two years, Weighing News has built up a regular readership through organic growth. Our visitors are spread across Asia, the Americas and Europe. India, USA, UK, Canada and Germany are the countries with the most readers, followed by China, Indonesia, Russia, Singapore and Greece. Weighing News is growing fast, with new visitors constituting the majority of our traffic. We offer additional facilities to our subscribers including a newsletter and updates delivered regularly to their e-mail.