What is broselow color?

What is the pediatric color coding?

In order, they are grey, pink, red, purple, yellow, white, blue, orange, and green. Each color corresponds to an appropriate tube size, fluid amount, drug dose, etc. A challenge for many is identifying the correct color zone for the child. If you think that sounds crazy because it’s easy, let me assure you otherwise.

What is a broselow category?

A, The Broselow tape is a color-coded tape measure that, by height, assigns the child into one of eight color zones containing both medication dosing and equipment information useful for trauma resuscitation. From: A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children (Sixth Edition), 2019.

How many colors does Broselow Tape have?

Subsequent versions of the tape combined dosing and equipment zones such that the eight color zones contained both dosing and equipment information, thus creating a simple visual system for medication and equipment which is used in most hospitals and ambulances.

How do you use broselow?


Remember red to head secure the broselow tape with one hand holding the red section at the top of the patient's. Head with your other hand stretch out the tape alongside.

What is in a broselow cart?

During an emergency, the Broselow Pediatric Emergency Tape is used to measure the patient’s height, and the appropriate color-coded drawer is then opened. Each drawer contains all the equipment necessary for airway management and intravascular access to resuscitate a patient in that specific length/ weight range.

What is a code Broselow?

Most Emergency Departments, however, use a pediatric code cart based on the Broselow tape (“Broselow cart”) in which each drawer is color-coded and contains all necessary equipment for resuscitation of a patient in a particular weight range.

Why is Broselow Pediatric Emergency Tape color-coded?

Rationale for using a color-coded system



The length measurement is taken d from the child and a color is assigned. The practitioner to select the appropriate size equipment or drug dosage. Equipment and even medications can organized and stored by color to permit easier acc in an emergency [Figure 2-3].

What is a Broselow trolley?

This Paediatric Emergency Cart contains colour-specific drawers designed for emergency paediatric care using the Broselow Tape method. The Broselow Tape is a colour-coded tape measure that is used universally to simplify treatment of children in emergency situations.

How accurate is Broselow Tape?

Broselow Pediatric Emergency Tape was accurate for estimating weight in 312 children (58.0%). It underestimated weight in 158 children (29.4%) and overestimated weight in 68 children (12.6%).

What is the most current Broselow Tape?

Broselow™ Pediatric Emergency Tape, 2019 Edition.

How long is the Broselow Tape?

between 46 cm and 146.5 cm

Researchers in West Virginia sought to determine the accuracy of the Broselow™ Pediatric Emergency Tape in estimating pediatric weight (Knight et al., 2011). The Broselow™ Tape is calibrated for pediatric patients between 46 cm and 146.5 cm in length, which correspond to a weight range of 3 kg to 34 kg.

Is there a 2021 Broselow Tape?

Revised in 2021 to include 2020 PALS protocols. A color-coded synthetic pediatric emergency tape with emergency med dosing. Zones are compatible with the Broselow Tape®. More medications, equipment and concentrations than on competing products.