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Our chemotherapy policy requires two heights and weights before initial chemotherapy. After the initial ht/wt the policy is a height monthly and a weight weekly. Our documentation is all electronic, so not a problem finding this information.
——————————————- Colleen Nixon Boston, MA United States ——————————————-
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 07-09-2014 11:18 AM From: Mary Lynn Rae Subject: Timeframe on Ht/Wt/BSA in Pediatrics
We get a height/weight upon arrival to OP and IP. The height and weight obtained needs to be compared to a previous height/weight within 30 days if the patient is receiving chemo.
——————————————- Mary Lynn Rae Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Chicago, IL United States ——————————————-
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 07-08-2014 02:07 PM From: Kathleen Stakes Subject: Timeframe on Ht/Wt/BSA in Pediatrics
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 Jillian.Orlando@ynhh.org Service Line Education Yale New Haven Children’s Specialty Centers
——————————————- Jillian Orlando Branford, CT United States ——————————————-