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"Ledgerwood, Georgeanna" <[log in to unmask]>
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Ledgerwood, Georgeanna
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Tue, 16 Mar 2010 12:52:04 -0400
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My patron thought that the Delmar ref - was what she needed along with
the google link. Below is summary of advice from a few of you - thanks:

	1. Use in Google: weighing patients best practice

	And came up with this:
http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice-clinical-research/acute-car
e/auditing-the-nursing-standard-for-weighing-patients-on-an-acute-medica
l-unit/5003798.article
<http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice-clinical-research/acute-ca
re/auditing-the-nursing-standard-for-weighing-patients-on-an-acute-medic
al-unit/5003798.article> 

	And a few more that look possibly useful. 

	2. Basic texts all say to weigh the patient at the same time
each day, and that's it. In fact, our nursing staff is doing a study on
the subject.

	3. there was no authoritative answer for pediatrics.

	I found these vague statements:

	From Delmar's Fundamental & Advanced Nursing Skills - 2nd Ed.
(2004) SKILL 1-6. Weighing a Client, Mobile and Immobile NURSING TIPS

	* Weigh clients at the same time each day to enhance accuracy.

	Bowden and Greenberg: Pediatric Nursing Procedures Chapter 44:
Growth Parameter Assessment

	"Daily weights should be obtained in infants as well as children
admitted for renal disease, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, cardiac
disorders, cystic fibrosis, anorexia and failure to thrive. Daily
weights should be assessed at about the same time each day, ideally in
the morning before breakfast". 
_____________________________________________________________

 On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 3:19 PM, Ledgerwood, Georgeanna
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:

	Can anyone help with a reference for this?  specifically, what
is the
	best time of day to weigh patients.  Is there a guideline for
this?  I
	have checked locally with no responses, so I hope you can help!
	
	thanks in advance!
	Georgeanna Ledgerwood, MLIS
	Medical Librarian / CME Coordinator
	Good Samaritan Hospital
	717.270.7924/ fax .3882

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