Susan Abdel-Rahman, Pharm.D, Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Toxicology, led the Children's Mercy research team that developed the Mercy TAPE, a new device to estimate the weight of pediatric patients ages two months to 16 years.
Accurate weight estimates in resource-restricted settings (lacking the means to weigh a child) are important because they are used to determine appropriate medication dosage, fluid volumes for resuscitation, breathing tube sizes, and more.
Measuring tape; Children; Drug dosages; Susan Abdel-Rahman; Resource-restricted settings
Body Weight/instrumentation; Weights and Measures/methods; Pediatrics
Van Kirk, Bill, ""Mercy TAPE" Unveiled: Provides Better Weight Estimates for Children" (2013). Our Story Continues. 12.