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Testing Patient Scales #73707
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andysang Offline OP
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Hi Guys

Has anyone come across an alternate tester for testing patient scales.

My hospital has 50 odd scales and I have lost the strength to be able to wheel around 250 kgs for my annual testing .
Something like a calibrated strain gauge or ...

Cheers

Re: Testing Patient Scales [Re: andysang] #73708
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Use plastic containers and water ... using the well known formula that relates volume of water to weight (mass). smile

Re: Testing Patient Scales [Re: andysang] #73710
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Andy, Sounds like you need an apprentice !!

Re: Testing Patient Scales [Re: andysang] #73712
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We don't check the calibration of scales, however, what would be wrong with just weighing yourself on a calibrated scale then quickly going round and weighing yourself on the 50 odd scales you have and if the measurement ties up(within a few percent) it passes.

Re: Testing Patient Scales [Re: kit] #73714
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See this earlier thread ... and this one. smile

Re: Testing Patient Scales [Re: kit] #73727
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I can see the auditors having a field day with all these suggestions, the only correct way is to have 3 calibrated reference weights and use them. You may break your back but you are covering your backside.

Re: Testing Patient Scales [Re: Showman] #73728
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Which auditors would that be? think

And how do you calibrate weights? Certify, may be. And what tolerance is allowed?


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