Using Mean Ages on Clothing Size Labels in Revised Advanced Pediatric Life Support Formulas for Weight Estimation

A

Antalya Training and Research Hospital

Status

Completed

Conditions

Body Weight

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02455674
AntalyaTRH003

Details and patient eligibility

About

Weight calculation based on age could be performed according to APLS (Advanced Pediatric Life Support) guideline recommendations in children requiring emergency treatment and intervention in the field or during resuscitation with no active weight and height measurements. The aim of the study is to investigate the suitability of weight calculation using mean ages on clothing size labels (ACL) to the actual weight in real emergencies with no known actual age of the patient (AA).

Full description

Weight calculation based on age could be performed according to APLS guideline recommendations in children requiring emergency treatment and intervention in the field or during resuscitation with no active weight and height measurements. Age formulas require only knowledge of the actual age of the child and widely used all over the world with being catchy. However, situations in which one has to intervene a child without having any patient data, including information on children's ages, especially in the field or during resuscitation are not uncommon. The objective of this study is to investigate the availability of age information contained in clothing size labels of children in weight calculation according to APLS recommendations. Usability of labels can protect victims from overdose and underdose problems in cases where the actual age is unknown and the measurements cannot be done

Enrollment

1,094 patients

Sex

All

Ages

1 to 12 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

All patients between 1-12 years of age who presented to the emergency department and agreed to participate in the study were consecutively included in the study

Exclusion criteria

  • Age under 1 years and over 12.99 years
  • No weighing in ED
  • No clothing size label information
  • Refused to participate

Trial design

1,094 participants in 2 patient groups

Age under 6 years
Description:
All children 1 to 6 years Used formula for weight calculation: Children 1-5 years: Weight (kg) = (2 × age in years) + 8
Age over 6 years
Description:
All children 6 to 12 years Used formula for weight calculation: Children 6-12 years: Weight (kg) = (3 × age in years) + 7

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