Measure and record height and weight. (As required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation)
Measuring and recording height and weight should include
- calibrating the height and weight scales
- ensuring client/resident/patient wears nonskid footwear
- positioning the client/resident/patient on the scales
- measuring weight using balanced scales
- measuring weight using digital scales
- measuring height using measuring bar
- recording results on client/resident/patient chart.
- What factors do you consider when deciding on the appropriate device to use to measure the client’s/resident’s/patient 's weight?
- What types of records are used to document the client’s/resident’s/patient’s weight or height?
- When is it necessary for you to measure height and weight?
- What are the proper techniques for measuring height and taking weight?
- How do you calibrate the scales for height and weight?
- How do you convert inches to feet, centimeters to millimeters, and pounds to grams?
- How do you position the client/resident/patient on the scale for recording weight?
- What is the method of balancing an infant to measure his/her weight?
- How do you measure the length of an infant?
- How do measure the height of a child?
- What are the procedures for recording height and weight measurements?
- What are the problems with weighing and measuring an uncooperative client/resident/patient?
- How do you handle such problems?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which
- observations of living organisms are recorded in the lab and in the field;
- hypotheses are formulated based on direct observations and information from scientific literature;
- variables are defined and investigations are designed to test hypotheses;
- graphing and arithmetic calculations are used as tools in data analysis;
- conclusions are formed based on recorded quantitative and qualitative data;
- sources of error inherent in experimental design are identified and discussed;
- validity of data is determined;
- chemicals and equipment are used in a safe manner;
- appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware is used for gathering and analyzing data, communicating results, modeling concepts, and simulating experimental conditions;
- research utilizes scientific literature;
- differentiation is made among a scientific hypothesis, theory, and law;
- alternative scientific explanations and models are recognized and analyzed; and
- current applications of biological concepts are used.