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Training Module: Accurately Weighing and Measuring: Equipment

Stadiometers for measuring children and adolescents
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5. Stadiometers for Measuring Children and Adolescents

Stadiometers are available in two types. The first type is permanently fixed to the wall in a clinic area. The second type is portable. The most common failing of a portable stadiometer is a base that is too small. When the base is too small, the stadiometer is not stable and entirely perpendicular to the floor.

Photo of child at stadiometer   Check Equipment must be used for the purpose for which it was designed
  Cross No tapes, yardsticks or graphics attached to the wall
  Cross No carpet under stadiometer
  Check Stadiometer must be stable, calibrated and dedicated to the purpose

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