Emergency doctors urge parents to know their child’s exact weight

From the Herald Sun:

Drug doses, shock voltages and even medical equipment are based on a child’s size so if parents have the details on hand, they can save doctors crucial minutes when it comes to their care.

(A study) showed that even when a parent was not entirely certain of their child’s weight, their estimate was more accurate than the hospital’s methods.

A staggering 78 per cent of estimations came within 10 per cent of the child’s actual weight.

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