Broselow system

Broselow system

A proprietary system designed to facilitate rapid selection of correct-sized equipment for intubating children, which is based on their length (height) and divided into colour-co-ordinated groups. First the child's length is measured and one of seven areas is assigned, then a co-ordinated Colour Pack is pulled from the Broselow/ Hinkle system to begin a procedure with the right sized equipment. The system offers eight colour-coded sections for children weighing from 3–34 kgs; in older children, the system underestimates body weight.
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the color sequences will list from low ranges starting with grey then followed in sequence pink, red, purple, yellow, white, blue, orange, green, and will match the color zones of the broselow system.
Donald Frush, chief of Pediatric Radiology at Duke University Medical Center, the lead clinical site and center for excellence for the Broselow system, "Color Coding for Kids is a proven way to help medical professionals provide better care to children not only in the emergency department, but in other important and complex areas like CT.