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Measuring accurately matters.

Are your patients growing normally?

  • Learn techniques to ensure accurate measurement
  • Make sure you’re using the right equipment
  • Know when to refer patients to a specialist
  • Identify when there is an issue with a child’s growth

Are your patients growing normally?

A child’s growth can be an important indicator of overall health,1 so it’s important to know whether your patients are growing normally. Plotting accurate, regular growth measurements can help2 - but there’s a lot to know about measuring correctly.

“Now we know that [height] is not just a number. It is an important indicator and can tell us a lot about what’s going on with the child.”
— Kathy S., RN, New Jersey
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1.
Lipman TH, Hench KD, Delaune J, et al. A multicenter randomized controlled trial of an intervention to improve the accuracy of linear growth measurement. Arch Dis Child. 2004;89:342-346.
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Rogol AD, Hayden GF. Etiologies and early diagnosis of short stature and growth failure in children and adolescents. J Pediatr. 2014;164(suppl 5):S1-S14.e6.