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Reply To: measuring height/lengths for those under 24 months
Hi, Theresa! Do you have a second person perform the length measurements? Is it a dual signature process?
—————————— Sarah Walding, BSN, RN, CPN Clinical Practice Specialist Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Advocate Children’s Hospital Park Ridge —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 07-24-2019 09:30 AM From: Theresa Gerten Subject: measuring height/lengths for those under 24 months
We use stadiometers for patients who can stand and length boards for patients <2yrs old. We are currently looking at a knee length protocol for patients who cannot stand. There is evidence that this is more accurate. Is anyone else doing a segmental length calculation?
Theresa Gerten, RN MSN Ed
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
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 ——————————