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Weight Policy

27 Aug 2018 1:19 PM | Pat Finnerty

Looking for a weight policy for both sub-acute and long term care.

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  • 01 Sep 2018 5:11 PM | Mary Chambers
    Our policy is to be weighted on admission and 2nd day. Then weekly for 4 weeks same day around same time of day. This is for new admits, sub acute and LTC also readmits. Then LTC monthly if weight stable. Subacutes we continue to weigh weekly while in facility. CHF protocol usually daily wt. Other weight request by RDN ie.. if on meal monitoring for wt loss or on an appetite stimulant then I recom. weekly weights and review in 4 weeks.
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  • 09 Sep 2018 8:10 PM | Elizabeth J Mason
    Mary's comments are pretty much what we do too. We don't always get day 2 weight. I review subacute weekly wts for discrepancies and request re-wts as needed.
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