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What is the correct way to measure a baby?

What is the correct way to measure a baby?

The exact measurement of a baby's length or a small child's height is important for early diagnosis of growth disorders. There are more than 450 types of growth challenges that must be detected early on. Furthermore, measurements provide essential info...

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Raises awareness for maintaining a healthy weight

Raises awareness for maintaining a healthy weight

The seca directprint is the ideal tool for raising awareness about maintaining a healthy weight. Not only does it tell your patients their height, weight and BMI, but it compiles their measurements into an easy-to-read one page printout which includes ...

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Too much baby fat is unhealthy

Too much baby fat is unhealthy

In many developed countries, every tenth newborn weighs more than 9 lbs 15 oz and suffers from fetal macrosomia. This is a medical condition when a new born baby has disproportionally large body parts or organs which could potentially injure the baby d...

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It's critical to have a healthy start in life

It's critical to have a healthy start in life

Why is a baby's weight so significant? The physical growth of infants has long been recognized as an important indicator of health and wellness. If weight gain is too fast research shows babies are at risk of childhood obesity and associated diseases. ...

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Stroke

Stroke

Strokes are the third leading cause of deaths and they are generated by a sudden disruption of blood circulation in the brain. They are often accompanied by dizziness, paralysis, vision and speech disorders. The consequences are very serious and can so...

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How can I accurately measure the height of a person standing?

How can I accurately measure the height of a person standing?

Height-measuring instruments from seca make measuring easy, fast and precise.The patient stands barefoot (if possible) with his/her back to the wall.With feet together, ensure the heels are touching the wall.The body is erect and centered on the measur...

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How can I accurately measure bedridden patients?

How can I accurately measure bedridden patients?

If the patient is unable to stand for their height measurement because they’re bed ridden or have a serious curvature of the spine, then their height is estimated based on their knee height. This estimation is measured while the patient is seated or ly...

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How can I measure and properly interpret waist circumference?

How can I measure and properly interpret waist circumference?

Overweight and obesity have become significant subjects in today’s healthcare because the more fat the body accumulates the higher chance of suffering from heart disease, diabetes mellitus, stroke and high blood pressure.Distinguishing between apple-sh...

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How can I distinguish which grip position on the electrodes is most suitable for my height?

How can I distinguish which grip position on the electrodes is most suitable for my height?

Since the patient needs to stretch their legs and arms out as far as possible, most individuals select the lower pair of electrodes.Taller individuals who need to bend their knees in order to grasp the lower electrodes should select the higher electrodes.

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How can I interpret the phase angle?

How can I interpret the phase angle?

The phase angle is an indicator of overall health, metabolic activity and nutritional status. Percentiles in the normal ranges for age and gender are suitable for interpretation of the data.In addition to an adequate cell mass (BMI in the normal range)...

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How do I interpret the BIVA?

How do I interpret the BIVA?

Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis (BIVA) presents information on Total Body Water and the phase angle in a single diagram. This allows the doctor to assess the patient's hydration status, nutritional status and fitness level. By considering these...

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How do I interpret the BCC?

How do I interpret the BCC?

The Body Composition Chart has two axes. The Fat Mass (FM) is on the Y-axis and Fat-Free Mass (FFM) is on the X-axis. Each value is presented as an index, which means - as in the BMI - that the values are normalized by height. This allows a comparison ...

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What is the best way to clean the seca mBCA after a measurement?

What is the best way to clean the seca mBCA after a measurement?

After measuring, the seca mBCA can be easily cleaned with a moistened disinfectant wipe.seca recommends using products that do not contain alcohol or chlorine. The touch-display can also be safely cleaned and disinfected with the wipes.

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How can I automatically recognize the patient identification number?

How can I automatically recognize the patient identification number?

Hospitals use Patient IDs or case numbers to distinguish their patients. The seca mBCA is equipped with a USB interface which enables every commercially available USB barcode scanner to be connected.If the ID is encrypted with a barcode and is availabl...

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How do I enter height in the seca mBCA?

How do I enter height in the seca mBCA?

If you know the patient's height, you can simply enter it via the touch-screen display on the seca mBCA. Alternatively, you can connect to a seca 360° stadiometer and the exact measurement will be wirelessly transmitted to the seca mBCA.

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Can I use the device if my hands are too dry or covered with hand lotion?

Can I use the device if my hands are too dry or covered with hand lotion?

If your hands are very dry or covered with hand lotion, the electrode recognition function will report that contact is not good enough for a clinically precise measurement. Consequently, the measuring process will not begin.The reason for this is insuf...

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What's the appropriate way to measure body composition?

What's the appropriate way to measure body composition?

No unusual dietary or beverage behavior outside the normal routine for the patient, on the same day prior to analysis.Large meals or an unusually large intake of beverages on the same day prior to assessment should also be avoided.The weight of heavy c...

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How can I print the results?

How can I print the results?

The seca mBCA can print measurements immediately after the patient has been analyzed. A series of measurements and user-defined analyses can be processed and printed by the PC software seca analytics 115 after the measurement data is transmitted.

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How are the results saved?

How are the results saved?

All results from the examinations are saved in the PC software seca analytics 115, which is included with the purchase. The software also offers a patient database and other analytical functions. Data transmission to the PC can be made via Ethernet, wi...

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