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WHO Growth Charts: From Science to Implementation

by Dr. Prashant Gangal, MD, DCH, IBCLC by Dr. Sanjay Prabhu, MD DCH IBCLC
  • Duration: 1439 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
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Nutrition cannot be interpreted without growth charts. WHO released new international growth standards in 2006 to monitor growth of children 0-59 months of age receiving optimal nutrition and care. Lactation Consultants and Health Care Providers should use these charts to complement IYCN Counselling. They should be thorough with the science behind WHO Growth Charts and how to use this information for ideal IYCN Counselling. The concepts of stunting and wasting (SAM & MAM) also needs to be understood.
Every growth chart has a story to tell. We found WHO growth charts to be accurate and extremely useful for knowing past events and use the information to promote optimal growth and development in future. Every contact with the child in general and for every immunization in particular needs to be looked as an opportunity to discuss growth and development.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Understand various curves on different types of WHO Growth Charts
Objective 2: Correlation between lines on Z score and percentile charts
Objective 3: Gaussian curve as a basis for Growth Charts
Objective 4: How to diagnose underweight, stunting and wasting by using WHO Standards and how to sub-classify each as moderate and severe
Objective 5: Correlate MAC to wasting
Objective 6: Public Health importance of SAM and Stunting
Objective 7: Classifying nutritional status using both stunting and wasting criteria
Objective 8: Growth Charts tell us about growth patterns, catch up growth and children following growth as per their centiles (as in symmetrical IUGR)
Objective 9: Growth Charts tell us about growth faltering and when to intervene
Objective 10: Case studies: Growth curves of normally fed children, acute illnesses, formula supplementation, foremilk feeding, working mothers, chronic illnesses, premature babies etc.

Presentations: 26  |  Hours / CE Credits: 24.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks