Maternal and Child Health Bureau   Training Module: Accurately Weighing and Measuring: Equipment



With the availability of the 2000 CDC Growth Charts, 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 equipment for measuring and recording length, weight, and head circumference for
infants, 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.


Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  Identify and use appropriate measuring equipment accurately

Table of Contents for this Module and Printable Version of this Module

Estimated Time Needed to Complete the Module

To read through text: 15 minutes

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