2017 © The American Academy of Pediatrics
Joseph F. Hagan Jr MD, FAAP; Judith S. Shaw EdD, MPH, RN, FAAP; Paula M. Duncan MD, FAAP
This essential resource provides key background information and recommendations for themes critical to healthy child development along with well-child supervision standards for 31 age-based visits—from Newborn through 21 Years. The result: better health care, more efficient visits, stronger partnerships with children and families, and better ability to keep up with changes in family, communities, and society that affect a child’s health.
What’s in the Bright Futures Guidelines, Fourth Edition?
Twelve health promotion themes:
- • Promoting Lifelong Health for Families and Communities - NEW
- • Promoting Family Support
- • Promoting Health for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs - NEW
- • Promoting Healthy Development
- • Promoting Mental Health
- • Promoting Healthy Weight
- • Promoting Healthy Nutrition
- • Promoting Physical Activity
- • Promoting Oral Health
- • Promoting Healthy Sexual Development and Sexuality
- • Promoting the Healthy and Safe Use of Social Media - NEW
- • Promoting Safety and Injury Prevention
Thirty-one age-based health supervision visits—Newborn to 21 Years
All the information and guidance that’s needed to give children optimal health outcomes:
- • Context
- • Health Supervision
- • History
- • Surveillance of Development
- • Review of Systems
- • Observation of Parent-Child Interaction
- • Physical Examination
- • Medical Screening
- • Immunizations
- • Anticipatory Guidance
What’s NEW in the 4th Edition?
- • Builds upon previous editions with new and updated content that reflects the latest research
- • Presents more recommendations supported by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, CDC Community Guide, Cochrane, and high-quality peer reviewed publications
- • Includes three new health promotion themes
- • Promoting Lifelong Health for Families and Communities
- • Promoting Health for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs
- • Promoting the Healthy and Safe Use of Social Media
- • New screen time recommendations
- • Provides greater focus on lifelong physical and mental health
- • Weaves social determinants of health throughout the Visits, allowing health care professionals to consider social factors like food insecurity, violence, and drug use that may affect a child’s and family’s health
- • Features updated Milestones of Development and Developmental Surveillance questions
- • Provides new clinical content that informs health care professionals about the latest recommendations and provides guidance on how to implement them in practice
- • Maternal depression screening, Safe sleep, Iron supplementation in breast fed infants, Fluoride varnish, Dyslipidemia blood screening
- • Includes updates to several Adolescent screenings
- • Cervical dysplasia, Depression, Dyslipidemia, Hearing, Vision, Tobacco/alcohol/drugs, STIs
- • With Bright Futures, health care professionals can accomplish 4 tasks in 18 minutes!
- • Disease detection
- • Disease prevention
- • Health promotion
- • Anticipatory guidance
What is Bright Futures?
- • A set of theory-based, evidence-driven, and systems-oriented principles, strategies, and tools that health care professionals can use to improve the health and well-being of children through culturally appropriate interventions. Bright Futures addresses the current and emerging health promotion needs of families, clinical practices, communities, health systems, and policymakers.
- • The Bright Futures Guidelines is recognized as the blueprint for health supervision visits for all children.
- • Bright Futures is the health promotion and disease prevention part of the patient-centered medical home.
Who can use Bright Futures?
- • Child health professionals and practice staff who directly provide primary care
- • Parents and youth who participate in well-child visits
- • Public Health Professionals
- • Policymakers
- • Pediatric Educators
- • MD Residents
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Specialty Score: 2.93 Nursing - Pediatrics
Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials
"This is an excellent, overall review of the most up-to-date information for pediatricians. It includes new essential topics for contemporary practice. Because of its emphasis on providing for patients, families, and communities, this book will be a welcome addition to any collection."
-- Katherine Messing, M.D. (North Suburban Pediatrics) - Doody's Review
Written for all pediatricians, whether early residents or attendings who have been practicing for years. The authors are knowledgeable and valued in the field of pediatrics.
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