Childhood Growth Measurement Protocol

The Childhood Growth Measurement Protocol – Public Health and Clinical Settings has been developed to standardize growth measuring practices across all care settings including public health, inpatient and ambulatory care.

Protocol

Based on collaboration with key stakeholders, the protocol has been updated to include a focus on clinical settings. Please refer to the revised Childhood Growth Measurement Protocol - Public Health and Clinical Settings.

The Childhood Growth Measurement Protocol addresses:

Procedure (Public Health and Clinical Settings)

  1. Equipment for weighing and measuring
  2. Maintenance and calibration of equipment
  3. Infection prevention and control
  4. General guidelines for weighing and measuring

Public Health

  1. Measuring weight
  2. Measuring length or height
  3. Measuring head circumference

Clinical Settings (inpatient and ambulatory)

  1. Measuring weight
  2. Measuring length or height
  3. Measuring head circumference

Appendices (public health and clinical settings)