How to Read a Physician Mechanical Beam Scale
Overview and Preparation
The lesson (video and interaction) is best suited for students who have already been introduced to the process of how to take a patient’s weight but may need a little assistance with reading the scale accurately. In case you have not been introduced to the process, I recommend that you acquaint yourself with the procedural steps involved in Taking a Patient's Weight by reading Chapter 37 in the Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Procedures with A&P 5th Edition textbook. If you don't have this textbook, it's well worth the investment. There's a digital version of the textbook as well. Below are the video, interaction, and other free resources. Enjoy!
Video Lesson and Interaction
- Review your reading materials as mentioned in the Overview and Preparation.
- Watch the video.
- Test your skills by completing the interaction.