How Accurate Are Pediatric Emergency Tapes? A Comparison of 4 Emergency Tapes With Different Length-Based Weight Categorization.

Both, Christian P. MD; Schmitz, Achim MD; Buehler, Philipp K. MD; Weiss, Markus MD; Schmidt, Alexander R. MD
Pediatric Emergency Care: Post Author Corrections: July 11, 2017
doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001212
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Objective: Pediatric emergency tapes have been developed to support paramedics and emergency physicians when dosing drugs and selecting medical equipment in pediatric emergency situations. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of 4 pediatric emergency tapes to correctly estimate patient’s weight based on a large population of patients.