Reply To: measuring height/lengths for those under 24 months

  • Angele Leger

    Member
    August 14, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Hi Sarah,

    We have 2 people do all heights and weights (when it will be used for chemo orders) and they are double signed.

    Thanks!

    Ange

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    Angèle Phillips, HBSc, BScN, RN
    Clinical Nurse Educator
    Oncology, Hematology & BMT
    BC Children’s Hospital
    Phone: (604) 875-2345 ext 4749
    angele.phillips@cw.bc.ca
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-12-2019 04:36 PM
    From: Sarah Walding
    Subject: 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?

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    Sarah Walding, BSN, RN, CPN
    Clinical Practice Specialist
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Advocate Children’s Hospital Park Ridge
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    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

     

     

    Original Message——

    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. 

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    Sarah Walding, BSN, RN, CPN
    Clinical Practice Specialist
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Advocate Children’s Hospital Park Ridge
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