Split weight into pounds and ounces
Currently we can only enter pounds when recording weight. For pediatrics, we need to be able to enter lbs and oz separately.
Dr Elishia Featherston commented
Please consider this a priority change. This standard in most EMR I have used for pediatrics.
Dr Jeffrey Hirschfield commented
Please make this a priority as it is a vital feature for pediatrics!!
Dr Jennifer Gibbons ND commented
For infants visits it would be much easier to put in weight as pounds and ounces rather than having to convert the ounces to a percentage of a pound each time.
Mrs Katy Crutchfield commented
YES!!! We need this as well. It is quite an oversight.
Dr Lulua Mandviwala commented
Yes absolutely, too many times I find the growth chart incorrect as the baby was 7 pounds 4 ounces and MAs enter it at 7.4 at previous visit and now 7 pounds 10 ounces which shows up at 7.10 (entered incorrectly of course) and it will show up on growth chart as LOSS in weight rather than GAIN in weight. They don't have time to go back and calculate exact PERCENTAGE of 10 ounces of 16 ounces prior to placing after the decimal point!
MUST BE ADJUSTED. PLEASE consider.
VERY IMPORTANT IN PEDIATRICS. Needed urgently
This seems to be a second newer thread. this has been voted up many time before.
Dr David Anyadike commented
Please. If it's optional, "ounces" can be left blank for other specialties. Sometimes, our MAs will enter 7lb14oz as 7.14 oz, which is an error over 10%!
Dr Jon Simon commented
Agreed. This is a vital feature for pediatrics
Dr Lawrence Bergman commented
Yes it would be nice to have pounds and ounces. In the height column it is now rounded to the nearest tenth of an inch. It would be nice to extend this to the 1000th of an inch so that 58 and 5/8ths inches which is a common measurement can be recorded as 58.625. It is also important that in the vital flow sheet we can have fields that automatically populate the percentiles for height, weight and head circumference in the SOAP note and not just the percentile for the BMI.
very important for infants. right now I have to convert ounces into decimals and enter to get proper growth charts.
absolutely crucial for infants
Dr Lucia Benzoni commented
I agree! In pediatrics, 1-2 ounces can make a big difference! Please make this a feature!