A. Carey, H. McCarthy, J. Gill, A. Thompson, H. McNulty
Abstract:Weight and height measurements are fundamental in the monitoring of normal growth and development, identification of growth and endocrine disorders, examining disease impact, calculation and provision of nutrition support, calculating drug dosage, assessing fluid balance and choosing appropriate clinical and resuscitation equipment. Proxy measures for weight and height, such as mid upper arm circumference, arm span and knee height, have been suggested for use in clinical situations where weight and height cann…
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