What Weight Should I Use in this Calculation

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If a patient is <80% or > 120% of their ideal body weight, an adjusted body weight should be calculated. If their body weight is between 80%-120% of their ideal body weight, their actual body weight is their dosing weight.

Ideal body weight = Men (130 lb for first 5 feet and 3 lb for each additional inch)

Women (120 lb for first 5 feet of height and 3 lb for each additional inch) Adjusted body weight (if needed) = {(Current body weight-

ideal body weight) x 25%} + ideal body weight

Using the patient's actual body weight or adjusted weight, the patient's BEE is calculated using the Harris Benedict equation. The patient's BEE is multiplied by a physiologic stress factor to arrive at their actual daily calorie needs as shown below. Physiologic Stress Factor Multiplier

Maintenance-mild stress 1-1.2 Moderate stress 1.3-1.4 Severe stress 1.5

BEE x stress factor = daily caloric needs

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