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Comparative performance of pediatric weight estimation techniques: a human factor errors analysis.

Abdel-Rahman SM, Jacobsen R, Watts JL, et al. Comparative Performance of Pediatric Weight Estimation Techniques: A Human Factor Errors Analysis. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017;33(8):548-552. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000000543

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November 1, 2017
Abdel-Rahman SM, Jacobsen R, Watts JL, et al. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015;33(8):548-552.

Estimating weights in time-sensitive situations can lead to misdosing of weight-based medications. This prospective study of seven common weight-estimation techniques found that none were uniformly accurate. Calculation errors were common, especially in end-of-shift participants.

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Abdel-Rahman SM, Jacobsen R, Watts JL, et al. Comparative Performance of Pediatric Weight Estimation Techniques: A Human Factor Errors Analysis. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017;33(8):548-552. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000000543