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Table 1 Infant data collection and guidelines

From: Adherence to management guidelines for growth faltering and anaemia in remote dwelling Australian Aboriginal infants and barriers to health service delivery

Anaemia diagnosis criteria Haemoglobin (Hb) <110g/dl
Anaemia monitoring Recorded Hb between 6–12 months
Hb at 1st diagnosis of anaemia
Age and weight at 1st diagnosis
Treatment guidelines for anaemia Dietary advice
Albendazole (parasite) treatment: (given for 3 days)
Iron treatment: (Type of treatment, number of intramuscular doses)
Folate for Hb <9gm/dl
Follow up haemoglobin after 4 weeks
Poor growth/ growth faltering criteria A child is not growing well if their plotted weight does not follow the shape and direction of the centile growth curves on the growth charts of if there has been no weight increase for:
Age Time of no weight increase
<2 months 2 weeks
2-5 months 1 month
6 months to <3 years 2 months
Growth monitoring Record of ‘Road to Health’ chart
Record of Growth Action and Assessment (GAA) form (used for recording of Hb, weight, height and head circumference)
  Number and timing of GAA visits
Weight, height and head circumference at each GAA visit
Treatment guidelines for growth faltering Where growth faltering identified, intervention recorded:
Additional growth monitoring
Nutritional education
Supplemental food for growth catch up
Medical checklist
Paediatric referral
District Medical Officer (DMO) referral
Growth Action Plan*
Community support services (e.g.: community/early childhood programs that support child health, feeding programs, referral to family support workers)
Vitamin A
Hospitalisation for failure to thrive
  Family meeting
  1. *A Growth Action Plan was designed for implementation by the clinicians to ensure timely and appropriate interventions for the infant as soon as growth faltering was detected.