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Reply To: measuring height/lengths for those under 24 months
Hi Sarah, Under 2 years we use a length board with the patient lying down. All heights and weights (for chemo purposes) also required a co-signature.
—————————— Angèle Phillips, HBSc, BScN, RN Clinical Nurse Educator Oncology, Hematology & BMT BC Children’s Hospital Phone: (604) 875-2345 ext 4749 firstname.lastname@example.org —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 07-23-2019 06:59 PM From: Sarah Walding Subject: measuring height/lengths for those under 24 months
What are your current practices for height/length measurements for patients under 24 months? In our institution It is current practice that stadiometers/length boards are utilized in the clinic setting, but a tape measure is utilized on the floors. We have been seeing varied heights/lengths from clinic to inpatient on our campuses, which has been significantly impacting chemotherapy doses in some situations.
Does your institution utilize stadiometers/length boards, tape measures, or something different? Would love you hear your feedback.
—————————— Sarah Walding, BSN, RN, CPN Clinical Practice Specialist Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Advocate Children’s Hospital Park Ridge ——————————