Weighing and recording pediatric weights in kilograms only, is essential to reducing medication errors that may occur when children are weighed and documented in pounds.
QI in the emergency department for pediatric patients is critically important due to the increased risk of medical errors when caring for children.
The ENA issued a Policy Statement that outlines 7 simple steps to improving weighing and recording pediatric weight in kilograms ONLY! ENA Position Statement
Educating staff on the best practices of weighing and recording patient weights in kilograms is effective to accepting change. Posting reminders can help - use the info-graphic from the National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC) link to info-graphic; Weigh in KILOGRAMS
Need help convincing your administration that all pediatric scales and EMR's should be changed to weigh in kg only. Supporting position statements and articles can help when advocating for policy change.