Reply To: Timeframe on Ht/Wt/BSA in Pediatrics

  • Kathleen Stakes

    July 8, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Patients have thier height and weight done on the day of admission for chemo. 

    Kathleen Stakes
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Winchester, MA
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-08-2014 09:44 AM
    From: Jillian Orlando
    Subject: Timeframe on Ht/Wt/BSA in Pediatrics


    I am wondering if you have a policy determining the amount of time it is acceptable for considering the “height and weight” prior to chemo is “current”.   Our policy states to obtain current height and weight. While inpatient, do any of your institutions have specifics whether height and weight has to be done the day of chemo, week of, every 3 days, etc?

    Thank you,
    Jillian Orlando MSN RN CPON
    Service Line Education
    Yale New Haven Children’s Specialty Centers

    Jillian Orlando
    Branford, CT
    United States