Scales for Peds home care

  1. I need help with a home care issue - for Pediatrics. What type of scales do nurses take into the field to do infant and toddler weights? Does each nurse have her own scale - how expensive are they?? Thanks
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  3. by   nur20
    I've never had to take a scale into the home. Table scales are usually supplied through the case manager, particularly if the client needs weighing frequently, otherwise they are weighed during doctor appointments
  4. by   kids
    My office has a digital lb/kg scale that goes up to 35 lbs...beyond that we do the old hold them and subtract the weight thing.

    As the only Clinical Coordinator in our office (12 kids) the scale pretty much lives in my car or on my dining room table( my teenagers occasionally weigh the cats for fun).