Reply To: Obtaining weights and heights

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    Member
    August 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Our kids always go to clinic first and get a height and weight there.  Then if admitted, another height and weight is obtained on the IP unit as a comparison.  Our policy states that the a comparison height/weight has to be within 30 days of each other.  Also, we have a digital height stand. 

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    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-14-2014 04:00 PM
    From: Charlotte Smith
    Subject: Obtaining weights and heights

    All of our scheduled Chemo admits come through our Ambulatory Chemotherapy Transfusion Center where they will do a Double height and weight by 2 RN’s. If a patient does not come through our outpatient center ( sometimes they come through the OR and PACU) than there is a 2 RN double height and weight done on the inpatient unit upon admission for chemo. If the patient has been admitted in between Chemo and needs to begin their next round, they will do a 2 RN double height and weight check prior to the Chemotherapy orders being written.

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    Charlotte Smith
    CCMC of NY
    New Hyde Park, NY
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-14-2014 02:56 PM
    From: Regina Wilkes
    Subject: Obtaining weights and heights

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues and APHON Open Forum .
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    Can you please share your procedure for how you obtain weights and heights for chemotherapy administration and any safety checks you have in place?

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    Regina Wilkes
    CNL-St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN
    United States
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