Obese children at risk for wrong weight estimation

Hohenhaus, Susan M.; Nieman, Carolyn T.
February 2007
ED Nursing;Feb2007, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p43
The color-coded Broselow tape inaccurately predicted actual weight for one-third of children in a recent study. • Weigh pediatric patients when possible to ensure the correct weight is obtained. • Obese pediatric patients may be at higher risk for discrepancies. • Give nurses formal education in use of the tape.


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