Body mass index basics for critical care nurses

Lisa Marie Bernardo, Patricia A. Crane

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With an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obese youth, practitioners who provide healthcare for children may benefit from the acquisition of knowledge in additional clinical skills, such as calculating and using body mass index-for-age. Coupled with current health screening measures and wellness counseling for children and their families, nurses as healthcare advocates may be able to initiate maximization of health and well-being after discharge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-160
Number of pages4
JournalDimensions of Critical Care Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescents
  • BMI
  • Body mass index
  • Children
  • Obesity
  • Overweight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency
  • Critical Care


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