Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents

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

31 age-based health supervision visits–Newborn to 21 Years
All the information and guidance that’s needed to give children optimal health outcomes
-Health Supervision
-Surveillance of Development
-Review of Systems
-Observation of Parent-Child Interaction
-Physical Examination
-Medical Screening
-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 by the Affordable Care Act 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
-Pediatric Educators
-MD Residents

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