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Training Module: Accurately Weighing and Measuring: Technique

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6. Weighing Children and Adolescents
: Equipment and Calibration

The specifics of equipment are presented in the Accurate Weighing and Measuring: Equipment module. It is assumed that the scale is appropriate for weighing a child or adolescent and is calibrated with a set of standard weights. It is important that the child or adolescent be weighed using procedures similar to those used to collect data for constructing the chart.

Child being weighed   Check A child older than 36 months is weighed standing on a scale
  Check Use a calibrated beam balance or electronic scale
  Check Child must be able to stand without assistance

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