Is weight just a number? The accuracy of UK ambulance paediatric weight guidance- findings from a cross sectional study

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Abstract

The weight of children provides the cornerstone of their clinical management, as many drug dosages, equipment sizes, fluid boluses, as well as DC shock energy, are administered on a per kilogram basis. Children who attend hospital are weighed using scales prior to receiving these interventions. This is not possible in the pre-hospital environment. A paucity of evidence exists to support the page for age weight guidance indicated by JRCALC, and it remains unknown if this approach meets the reference standard of 70% of estimations within 10% of actual weight and 95% within 20% of actual weight
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Paramedic Journal
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020

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