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.
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.
this module length refers to the measurement technique
for infants. Length is measured in the recumbent position. Stature
refers to the child and adolescent height measure. Stature
is measured standing.
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
Table of Contents for
this Module and Printable Version of this Module
Estimated Time Needed to Complete the Module
To read through
text: 20 minutes
To read through text and complete exercises: 25 minutes
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