With the availability of the WHO Growth Standards, this is an opportune time for all pediatric health care providers to re-evaluate the tools they use and the approach they have in their clinical setting for measurement, plotting and interpretation of growth charts.
This module reviews techniques for measuring and recording infant length, weight, and head circumference and reviews the technique for obtaining and recording weight and stature for children and adolescents.
The information in this module is intended for the measurement of typically developing children. Another module provides information on the measurement techniques to be used when children have special physical considerations and the techniques described here are not feasible.
pediatric health care providers
The objectives of the course are as follows:
- to present accurate techniques for measuring weight, length and head circumference for infants
- to present accurate techniques for measuring weight and stature for children and adolescents
Analytical/Assessment Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts
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Creation and/or update
August 1, 2015