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Standards Field Reviews

Measuring Pediatric Weights in Kilograms Field Review

Start Date: June 26, 2017
End Date: August 7, 2017

The Joint Commission is in the process of developing a new requirement related to measuring pediatric weights in kilograms in the hospital and critical access hospital settings. As part of the development of this new requirement, The Joint Commission is seeking input from the field even if pediatric weights are not measured in kilograms in your organization.

Its emphasis is different from the Environmental Assessment Survey that was launched earlier this month which sought information about best practices related to measuring pediatric patients in kilograms.  Please review the proposed requirement, and then provide comments using one of the methods listed below.

Step 1: Read the Proposed Requirement

Note: We are providing you the following document to assist in your response to the survey.

*This document requires Adobe Reader.

Proposed Requirement on Weighing Pediatric Patients in Kilograms

Prior to submitting your comments, download and print a copy of the above document. 

Step 2: Provide Your Comments

Tell us what you think. You can submit your comments in one of the following ways:

  1. Submit your comments via the online survey
  2. Submit your comments via the online form.  
  3. Submit your comments via mail.

The Joint Commission
Standards and Survey Methods
Measuring Pediatric Weights in Kilograms Field Review
for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Comments will be gathered for 6 weeks beginning on June 26, 2017
and ending on August 7, 2017