Tools for Your Practice
This section brings you tools to help you in your day to day clinical practice. We have provided you with tools such as WHO growth charts, motor development milestones and others to help you monitor the health and nutritional status of your patients. Also try our online medical calculators like Body surface area and Body mass index.
WHO Growth Charts
WHO child growth standards were developed using data collected in the WHO Multicenter Growth Reference Study. Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) suggests the use of these charts since India was one of the participating countries in the generation of these charts. You can download and print these charts from the link below and use them to track progress of your patients.
WHO Motor Development Milestones
The window of achievement of 6 gross motor milestones was developed based on Motor development study, which was a component of WHO Multicenter Growth Reference Study (MGRS). The MGRS windows of achievement have been constructed to depict the range in ages of achievement of key motor milestones in healthy children from around the world. You can download graphs and tables from the links below.
Download the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) recommended immunization schedule 2013 for children aged 0-18 years by clicking on the link below. This schedule includes recommendations in effect as of November 2013. Read the recommendations with footnotes that follow.
BMI ( Body Mass Index)
Body mass index (BMI) is calculated from a person's height and weight. It provides reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is commonly used to classify underweight, over-weight and obesity in adults. Click on the link below to go to our online calculator.
Body Surface Area calculator
Body surface area (BSA) is used to calculate drug doses for pediatric patients. BSA can be calculated by using standard nomogram which includes both height and weight. Here we provide BSA calculations using 2 methods - Mostellers and DuBois & DuBois which can accessed using the link below.
New Revised Fenton Preterm Growth Chart 2013
To improve preterm infant growth monitoring, revised Fenton Growth Charts have been harmonized with WHO growth standards and reflect actual age instead of completed weeks. Reference: Fenton R Tanis, Kim H Jae. A systematic review and meta-analysis to revise the Fenton growth chart for preterm infants. BMC Pediatrics. 2013
Allergy Decision Tree
This evidence-based tool may be used as a decision-making guide for clinicians. It provides suitable options for the dietary management of CMA/MFA. The decision tree will help you to customize your options so that you feel confident in recommending a suitable nutrition therapy to your patient.