What is included in long-term monitoring of pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Andrew P Sirotnak, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Carefully monitor growth parameters and overall development. Continue weekly weight checks using the same clinic scale until sustained growth is documented for months.

Provide home visitation services either through public health resources or through a hospital/clinic program as the situation warrants.

Monitor support services aggressively in conjunction with the involved agencies, in particular, local child protection services.

Use the care team regularly and include the family and all involved specialists at team meetings.

Closely document the child’s clinical course.


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