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CNA Skill How To Measure and Record Height

The CNA skill of properly measuring and recording the height of a resident will likely be tested on your state’s CNA exam. Being able to properly measure and record the height of residents will be an essential CNA skill.   

To learn all the necessary steps for this skill, please watch this CNA Skill How to Measure and Record Height for a complete demonstration of the skill. 

CNA Skill Measuring and Recording Height of a Resident

The process of performing the skill of recording the height of a resident for a CNA skills exam is as follows:

  1. Perform the standard CNA beginning tasks. Knock before entering the patient’s room, greet the patient by name, introduce yourself, explain the task you are about to perform, close the privacy curtain, and wash your hands.
  2. Assist the resident in getting out of bed. 
  3. Be sure they put their shoes on, assisting them, if possible. 
  4. Assist the resident over to a chair by the scale, if needed. 
  5. Take the resident’s shoes off. 
  6. Move the resident onto the scale. 
  7. Record the resident’s height. 
  8. Sit the resident back into the chair. 
  9. Assist the resident back to their bed. 
  10. Perform your standard completion tasks – wash your hands, ensure the patient has a clean environment, ask if they are comfortable, give them their call light and close their privacy curtain.

* Please be sure to consult the testing materials provided by the skills test provider in your state to ensure that these steps for CNA Skill Measure and Record the Height of a Resident are in compliance. The procedure in different states and from different test providers can vary slightly and greatly affect your score.