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Training Module: Accurately Weighing and Measuring: Technique

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6. Weighing Children and Adolescents: Quality of Measurements

The weight is recorded on the chart. The individual is repositioned and the weight measure is repeated.

The measures are compared; they should agree within 0.1 kg or 1/4 lb.

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.

  Check Reposition and repeat measure
  Check Measures should agree within 0.1 kg or 1/4 lb

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