Measuring Weight and Height for Medical Assistants
Overview:A persons weight is an important indicator of general health and nutrition. Individuals are to be weighed as part of taking the vital signs at each visit. Although measurement of body weight and height may seem routine, accuracy is very important because medical and nursing decisions may be based on these measurements.
This program will demonstrate measuring weight with different types of scales, measuring height on a person either standing or lying down and obtaining a waist measurement.
Objectives:After watching this program viewers should be able to measure weight using:
- The Standing Scale
- The Chair Scale
- The Wheelchair Scale
- And measure a persons height