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 measurers as they measure infant length,
weight, and head circumference. It also reviews techniques for measurers
for obtaining and recording weight and stature for children and adolescents.
Finally, it provides a self-assessment tool to rate your measurement technique.
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.
Upon completion of
this module, you will be able to:
Develop a protocol for training measurers in the clinic setting
Rate your understanding of appropriate measurement technique
Table of Contents for
this Module and Printable Version of this Module
Time Needed to Complete the Module
To read through
text and complete exercises: 20 minutes
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