Pediatric Weight Capture

Recording of weight in kilograms for every child visiting an emergency department

MEDIC has adopted this quality measure to enhance pediatric patient safety as every medication dispensed to a child during their emergency department visit as well as prescriptions on discharge require an accurate weight in kilograms to determine safe dosing. Most equipment used during the visit also requires appropriate sizing, which is frequently based on weight. The Collaborative has adopted a standard of 100% compliance for all member sites to initiate or improve practices to ensure every child visiting their site is weighed in kilograms.