Reliability of Height and Weight Estimates in Patients Acutely Admitted to Intensive Care Units

Determann, Rogier M.; Wolthuis, Esther K.; Spronk, Peter E.; Kuiper, Michael A.; Korevaar, Johanna C.; Vroom, Margreeth B.; Schultz, Marcus J.
October 2007
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2007, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p48
Academic Journal
This article has been designated for CE credit. A closed-book, multiple-choice examination follows this article, which tests your knowledge of the following objectives: 1. Describe the significance between actual weight and reported weight of patients in the intensive care unit 2. Identify the differences between the influence of actual height and weight and actual body mass index estimates 3. Discuss the clinical relevance of misestimating height and weight


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