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policy 0307 : Patient Weights

Accurate patient weights are a crucial aspect of safe and effective medication management, monitoring of fluid status and assessment of nutrition status. All patients who enter the University of Virginia Medical Center shall have a weight obtained and doucmented (in kilograms or grams ONLY) in the EMR upon admission. If an accurate bed scale weight cannot be obtained and documented in the EMR at admission, it must thereafter be completed and documented in the EMR within twelve (12) hours of admission.

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  1. effective date:

    October 1, 2015