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Weighing and Measuring Infants and Children course for General Practitioners

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session is an introduction to the techniques of accurate growth measurement and monitoring required for delivery of the Healthy Child Programme.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • State at what age children should be measured according to the Healthy Child Programme and the National Child Measuring Programme
  • List the equipment needed to weigh infants and children accurately and the correct technique at each age
  • Explain the importance of monitoring weight gain after birth and know when weight loss is of concern
  • Describe the equipment used to measure length and height in infants and children, and the correct technique to achieve accurate measurements

Assess head growth by accurate measurement of head circumference

This session is the first of two that address the importance of weighing and measuring infants and children and the implications of the results you obtain.

Instructors / Speakers
Gary Butler,
Consultant and Professor in Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology

Gary Butler is a Consultant and Professor in Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, University College London Hospital and UCL Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital.

He has a longstanding interest in growth and researching how it happens. His main area of clinical practice is problems with growth and puberty.

Weighing and Measuring Infants and Children course for General Practitioners
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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