# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Patient Care Technician Task 604177949

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Obtain patient height and weight.

Definition

Obtaining patient height and weight should include knowing how to
  • read a tape measure
  • use a bed scale
  • use a wheelchair scale
  • use a standup scale
  • use zero equipment per protocol
  • document per facility protocol.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How do you ensure consistent weigh practices among healthcare professionals?
  • Does the time of day a weight is taken effect patient care decisions? Explain.

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