Need a Kid’s Weight? Just Ask Mom
June 6, 2017
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Just ask mom
The best way to estimate a pediatric patient’s weight was to ask the parent. The Broselow tape was next best in children under 5 years; the Mercy method was best in children > 5 years.
If you need to know a child’s weight, just ask the parent. It was the most accurate weight estimate in this prospective comparison study.
A Comparison of Pediatric Weight Estimation Methods for Emergency Resuscitation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Apr 11. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001137. [Epub ahead of print]