Podcast #218: Estimating Pediatric Weight - The Emergency Medical Minute

Author: Aaron Lessen, M.D.

Educational Pearls

  • Asking parents and Broselow Tape are common options for estimating pediatric weight.
  • Equipment sizes should not be adjusted for under/overweight kids based on Broselow Tape estimates.
  • The finger counting method (see reference) is just as accurate as Broselow Tape method, according to one study.

References: http://handtevy.com/images/Casestudies/Americanjournalofemergencymedicine.pdf

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