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Training Module: Accurately Weighing and Measuring: Technique

Measuring Head Circumference
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5. Measuring Head Circumference: Quality of Measurements

The tape should be repositioned and the head circumference remeasured.

The measures should agree within 0.2 cm or 1/4 inch.

If the difference between the measures exceeds the tolerance limit, the infant should be repositioned and remeasured a third time. The average of the two measures in closest agreement is recorded.

Child's head circumference being measured   Check Reposition tape and remeasure the head circumference
  Check Measures should agree within 0.2 cm or 1/4 inch

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