Ideal body weight (IBW)

Ideal body weight (IBW): Derived from norms of weight for height in the patient's age group and used as one of the tools to determine an appropriate weight range for recovery. Also taken into consideration is: history of height/weight, growth charts, age, maturity, stage of sexual development. There is no clear consensus on what constitutes IBW in children nor on the best method used to calculate it. See Ideal Body Weight in Children.  Also see F.E.A.S.T.

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