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University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine; Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine; and District of Columbia, Department of Maternal, Child Health, Division of Injury Prevention and Emergency Medical Services for Children. n.d.. North Carolina emergency medical services for children: Pediatrics protocols for prehospital and emergency department management. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Charlotte, NC: Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine; Washington, DC: District of Columbia, Department of Maternal, Child Health, Division of Injury Prevention and Emergency Medical Services for Children, 35 pp.

Annotation: These protocols for emergency medical technicians and hospital personnel in North Carolina provide guidelines for triage, transport, and treatment of children who have suffered traumatic injuries or have life threatening conditions. The protocols are grouped in two sections; the first contains prehospital paramedic protocols; and the second contains hospital treatment protocols. The first section also includes guidelines for transport. The individual protocols are presented as flow-charts with the critical procedures indicated for each step in caring for the child. Conditions include: multiple trauma, head trauma, newborn resuscitation, poisoning, and seizures, among others. [Partially funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, 1000 Blythe Boulevard , Charlotte, NC 28203, Telephone: (704) 355-3658 Fax: (704) 355-7047 E-mail: EMresidency@CarolinasHealthCare.Org Price unknown.

Keywords: Emergency medical services for children, Emergency medical technicians, Hospital emergency services, Hospital personnel, Injuries, North Carolina, Protocols, Resources for professionals, Therapeutics

District of Columbia Healthy Start Project. n.d.. Male Outreach Worker (MOW) case management protocol. Washington, DC: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, 17 pp.

Annotation: This document gives an overview of the Male Outreach Worker (MOW) program in Washington DC. This program addresses the needs of fathers of infants in the Healthy Start program so that they may contribute positively in the health and well-being of the mother and baby. The document describes process objectives of the program, population characteristics that demonstrate the need for the MOW program, MOW staff responsibilities, recruitment, intervention design, case management, support/curriculum group activities, and MOW and MOW supervisor professional development. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, Office of Maternal and Child Health, St. Elizabeth's Campus, Cottage Seven, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20032, Telephone: (202) 645-4174 Fax: (202) 645-5084 Available at no charge.

Keywords: Case management, District of Columbia, Family support services, Fathers, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Outreach, Prevention programs, Protocols, Social services

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2017. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) fact sheet. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents recommendations from the 2018 American Dental Association clinical practice guideline on nonrestorative treatments, including silver diamine fluoride (SDF), for carious lesions. The safety of SDF is discussed, along with scientific evidence and recommendations for its use. Guidance for dentists on how to use a risk-assessment approach to determine whether the use of SDF is appropriate for patients is provided, along with guidance on how to talk to patients about use of SDF and other treatment options. A four-step process for applying SDF is included, along with guidance on how to determine whether reapplication is needed.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental caries, Disease management, Older adults, Oral health, Protocols, Regulations, Special health care needs, Therapeutics

Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health. 2016. [Public health dental clinics] manual of operations. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This reference manual provides information about operating a dental public health program in Virginia. Topics include patient care, community program operations, dental sealant program operations, professional development, and resources. Contents include agreements, guidelines, plans, procedures, protocols, standards, surveys, trainings, and videos. Some resources are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 109 Governor Street, Ninth Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, Telephone: (804) 864-7775 Fax: (804) 864-7783 Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Administrative policy, Dental clinics, Manuals, Oral health, Program descriptions, Protocols, Public health dentistry, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials, Virginia

Littrell J. 2015. Human trafficking in America's schools. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, 13 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to assist school officials in understanding how human trafficking impacts schools; recognizing the indicators of possible child trafficking; and developing policies, protocols, and partnerships to address and prevent the exploitation of children. Topics include child sex trafficking, child labor trafficking, deconstructing perceptions and a victim-centered approach, risk factors and predictors, what to do about suspected trafficking, recruitment, impact on learning environment, and community involvement. The guide contains a sample protocol for school districts and describes U.S. government entities combating human trafficking, publications and resources, training, services, and terms and definitions.

Contact: National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007, Telephone: (202) 403-5000 Fax: (202) 403-5001 Web Site: http://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child labor, Child sexual abuse, Community action, Learning, Policy development, Protective factors, Protocols, Public private partnerships, Resources for professionals, Risk factors, School age children, Schools, Training

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2015. Energy savings plus health: Indoor air quality guidelines for school building upgrades. Washington, DC: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 125 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines are designed to assist school administrators and others in protecting and improving indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools during building upgrades, particularly energy efficiency upgrades and building renovation activities. Contents include fundamental principles of IAQ, the business case for integrating energy efficiency and IAQ, and assessment protocols and recommended actions. Topics include project planning and integrated design; moisture and mold; hazardous materials; indoor and outdoor contaminants and sources; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; and safety. The appendices contain information about project planning and developing a project team, communication and education, and worker protection. A master verification checklist is also included.

Contact: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20460, Telephone: (202) 272-0167 Web Site: http://www2.epa.gov/children Available from the website.

Keywords: Air pollution, Assessment, Environmental exposure, Facility design and construction, Planning, Protocols, Safety, School age children, Schools

Wisconsin Public Health Association and Medical College of Wisconsin. 2014. WISHeS: Wisconsin Improving School Health Services Project. Kimberly, WI: Wisconsin Public Health Association, multiple items.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help school districts improve the health services they provide to students. Contents include a school-health-services assessment tool; injury and illness protocols; sample policies and procedures for emergency nursing services, concussion management, managing and preventing acute reactions to foods in the school setting, and medication administration; and nurse procedures. The manual also contains instructions for unlicensed assistive personnel on hand hygiene, oral care, feeding, transfers, and diapering for students who need such care at school.

Contact: Wisconsin Public Health Association, 563 Carter Court, Suite B, Kimberly, WI 54136, Telephone: (920) 882-3650 Contact Phone: (414) 875-7257 E-mail: WPHA@badgerbay.co Contact E-mail: teresa@badgerbay,co Web Site: http://www.wpha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Disease management, Disease prevention, Mobile applications, Nursing services, Oral health, Patient care management, Patient care planning, Protocols, School based management, School districts, School health services, School nurses, School personnel, Special health care needs, Training

Ramos-Gomez F. 2014. The art of perinatal and infant oral health. New York, NY: Colgate Oral Health Network for Professional Education and Development, 1 v.

Annotation: This course for physicians, general dentists, and other health professionals focuses on best practices for improving oral health outcomes in infants and young children. Topics include implementing the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's steps for infant oral health care and the rationale for and impact of Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) for infants and young children from birth to age 5. Information about self-management goals for caregivers is included.

Contact: Colgate Oral Health Network for Professional Development and Education, Colgate-Palmolive, 300 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022, Telephone: (800) 226-5428 Web Site: http://www.colgateprofessional.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Dental care, Dental caries, Disease management, Goals, Infants, Models, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal care, Professional training, Protocols, Risk assessment, Self care, Young children

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center. 2013. Pediatric trauma resuscitation checklist tool kit. Silver Spring, MD: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center, 15 pp.

Annotation: This tool kit is designed to help hospitals adhere to the Advanced Trauma Life Support protocol by creating a checklist that can be used during pediatric trauma resuscitation. Contents include information on the benefits of checklists and guidance on how to modify, use, and implement the checklist. Additional content includes information on barriers to using the checklist, a flowchart, answers to frequently asked questions, a list of resources and references, a glossary, and acronyms. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (301) 244-6300 Fax: (301) 244-6301 E-mail: emscinformation@childrensnational.org Web Site: http://www.emscnrc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advanced pediatric life support, Guidelines, Hospitals, Protocols, Trauma care

U.S. Office of Head Start. 2012. Office of Head Start monitoring reviews. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, annual.

Annotation: This resource provides information and tools related to Head Start monitoring, including the onsite review protocol (in English and Spanish), video and slides from a grantee webcast, and monitoring guides. The guides are organized by reviewer roles and evidence-collection methods. In each guide, the evidence collected is linked to compliance indicators and frameworks within the protocol. Topics include management systems and program governance, fiscal integrity, staff and child file, family and community engagement, child health and safety, and child development and education.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Guideline adherence, Head Start, Manuals, Multimedia, Protocols, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials

Boller K, Daro D, Strong D, Zaveri H, Paulsell D, Hargreaves M, Cole R, Del Grosso P, Vogel C, Burwick A, Meagher C, Barrett K. 2012. Data collection instruments for the evidence-based home visiting to prevent child maltreatment cross-site evaluation. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, 11 pp. (Supporting evidence-based home visiting to prevent child maltreatment)

Annotation: This manual provides data use collection instruments used in a national cross-site evaluation of home visiting programs. It includes protocols from site visits; a protocol for interviews on system change activities, along with a sample logic model; a survey of partners; an instrument for collecting data on program fidelity; and an instrument for a web-based time use survey.

Contact: FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention, Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project, 800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 105, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, Web Site: http://www.friendsnrc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data collection, Home visiting, Maltreated children, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Protocols, Surveys

Hayes S, Edwards E. 2011. Standards of practice for dental public health (12th ed.). Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section, 212 pp.

Annotation: This reference manual contains policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards for public oral health practice in Tennessee. Contents include information for public health dental clinics, dental clinical public health forms, a quality-assurance review instrument, protocols for the management of medical emergencies, infection-control policies and procedures, additional recommendations and guidelines, and American Dental Association statements.

Contact: Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Andrew Johnson Tower, Nashville, TN 37243, Telephone: (615) 741-3111 E-mail: tn.health@tn.us Web Site: https://tn.gov/health/section/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental clinics, Manuals, Oral health, Program descriptions, Protocols, Public health dentistry, Quality assurance, State programs, Tennessee

Arizona Department of Health Services. [2010]. SIDS autopsy protocols. [Phoenix, AZ]: Arizona Department of Health Services, 3 pp.

Annotation: These protocols on conducting an autopsy for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) from the Arizona Department of Health Services consist of a list of physical factors to observe when conducting an external examination of a deceased infant. It lists specific parts of the anatomy to examine, as well as general appearances and development of the infant, and whether or not there is evidence of any therapeutic intervention or external injury. Observations checklists are provided under each of fifteen broad areas to be examined during the SIDS autopsy.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, 150 North 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2670, Telephone: (602) 542-1025 Fax: (602) 542-0883 E-mail: piowebmaster@azdhs.gov Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Autopsy, Protocols, SIDS

U.S. Office of Minority Health. 2010. Evaluation planning guidelines for grant applicants. (Rev. ed.). Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Minority Health,

Annotation: This manual describes the strategic framework developed by the U.S. Office of Minority Health (OMH) to guide and organize the systematic planning, implementation, and evaluation of efforts to improve racial and ethnic health disparities and effect systems approaches to such problems. Guided by this framework, the manual provides evaluation planning steps to be addressed by OMH grant applicants/awardees and others engaged in minority health or minority health disparities-related programmic efforts. It discusses the importance of identifying and defining the problem; specifying any best or evidence-based practices proposed in project interventions; identifying outcomes, impacts and performance measures; tying outcomes and measures to long-term goals and objectives; developing a logic model for the proposed project and activities; obtaining appropriate evaluation expertise and determining evaluation types and methods; and developing a data collection plan. Appendices include a glossary of terms; examples of types and sources of data to guide planning; Healthy People 2010 racial- and ethnic-specific objectives that have not been met; OMH performance measures for grantees; a logic model template, worksheet, and completed logic model; types of evaluations; a data collection plan template; sample data collection forms; and answers to frequently asked questions.

Contact: U.S. Office of Minority Health Resource Center, P.O. Box 37337, Washington, DC 20013-7337, Telephone: (800) 444-6472 Secondary Telephone: (301) 251-1432 Fax: (301) 251-2160 E-mail: info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov Web Site: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=1&lvlid=3 Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural competence, Ethnic groups, Evaluation, Evaluation methods, Federal agencies, Federal grants, Guidelines, Minority groups, Planning, Protocols

Arizona Department of Health Services. 2010. Infant death investigation checklist: Arizona report form (rev. ed.). [Phoenix, AZ]: Arizona Department of Health Services, 4 pp.

Annotation: This report form serves as a master checklist for those performing an infant death investigation in the state of Arizona. Included are detailed questions and check box responses related to the infant, parents or other primary caregiver(s), and the caregiver at the time of death (including their relationship to the infant, history of substance use, and childcare background). The form includes questions about the caregiver's first response to the death; the appearance of the infant when found; the physical surroundings at the time of death; and other circumstances surrounding the incident. Included are numerous check boxes related to the infant's sleep environment. The form also includes questions and checklists related to the child's birth and recent medical history. The additional document is an introduction to the checklist and a set of recommendations regarding death scene investigations and officer demeanor.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, 150 North 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2670, Telephone: (602) 542-1025 Fax: (602) 542-0883 E-mail: piowebmaster@azdhs.gov Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Cause of death, Death, Death scene investigation, Forms, Infant death, Protocols, State initiatives

Durborow N, Lizdas KC, O'Flaherty A, Marjavi A. 2010. Compendium of state statutes and policies on domestic violence and health care. San Francisco, CA: Family Violence Prevention Fund, 73 pp.

Annotation: This compendium summarizes state laws, regulations, and other activities relevant to addressing domestic violence (DV) in health care settings. Topics include DV fatality review, mandatory reporting of DV to law enforcement by health professionals, insurance discrimination against victims of DV, health care protocols addressing DV, screening for DV by health professionals, and training on DV for health professionals. Information on state public health programs and funding opportunities is also provided.

Contact: Futures Without Violence, 100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129-1718, Telephone: (415) 678-5500 Fax: (415) 529-2930 E-mail: info@futureswithoutviolence.org Web Site: http://futureswithoutviolence.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Domestic violence, Fatality review, Health care, Legal responsibility, Legislation, Medical condition reporting, Protocols, Public policy, Regulations, Screening, State initiatives

Fox J. 2008. A contribution to the evaluation of recent developments in the investigation of sudden unexpected death in infancy. Guildford, Surrey, England: Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, 76 pp. (Briefing paper)

Annotation: This paper contributes to the evaluation of a new protocol for the multi-agency investigation of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) that was introduced by the United Kingdom government in April 2006. The paper discusses the concept of the police investigation of infant deaths and the main differences between the investigations of adult vs. child deaths. The paper introduces the issue, discusses a literature review that was conducted, and covers the following topics: (1) history of SUDI investigation until 1999, (2) the emergence of police guidance, (3) the effect of public and judicial concern, 1999-2004, (4) the impact of the Victoria Climbie inquiry, (5) the Kennedy Report and the new protocol, (6) anatomy of a police sudden death investigation, (7) evaluation and analysis of chapter 7 of Working Together (child-protection guidance document used by police, health professionals, and social services professionals in England and Wales), and (8) conclusions and the future. A biography of the author and references are included. The paper includes four appendices: (1) respondent sample, (2) example interview schedule, (3) working group members, and (4) methodology.

Contact: British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, 17 Priory Street, York, England Y01 6ET, Telephone: 44(0) 1904 613605 Fax: 44(0) 1904 642239 E-mail: baspcan@baspcan.org.uk Web Site: http://www.baspcan.org.uk Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death, Evaluation, Infant death, Investigation, Literature reviews, Protocols, Research, SIDS

U.S. Office of Minority Health. 2008. An evaluation protocol for systematically evaluating efforts to improve racial and ethnic minority health, reduce health disparities, and effect systems approaches. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Minority Health, 80 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance on using a nine-step evaluation protocol to assist U.S. Office of Minority Health (OMH) grant applicants, awardees, contractors, and other stakeholders in developing and implementing an effective evaluation plan. It describes how the evaluation protocol can be used to clearly articulate how proposed projects and activities will be assessed to determine whether the intended results have been achieved. The nine steps outlined in the document are based on OMH's overall approach to achieving it's mission as outlined in A Strategic Framework for Improving Racial/Ethnic Minority Health and Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Minority Health and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities (included as an appendix). A glossary of terms; examples of types and sources of data to guide planning; selected Healthy People 2010 objectives; a logic model worksheet and example; and a data collection plan template and sample forms are also included.

Contact: U.S. Office of Minority Health Resource Center, P.O. Box 37337, Washington, DC 20013-7337, Telephone: (800) 444-6472 Secondary Telephone: (301) 251-1432 Fax: (301) 251-2160 E-mail: info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov Web Site: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=1&lvlid=3 Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural competence, Ethnic groups, Evaluation, Evaluation methods, Federal agencies, Federal grants, Guidelines, Minority groups, Planning, Protocols

McGlasson D. 2006. Oral health resources and information for Kansas medical professionals. Hutchinson, KS: United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, 11 pp.

Annotation: This reference guide focuses on oral health referral sources and fluoride varnish information and resources for non-oral-health professionals. The guide was adapted from a 2004 supplement to the American Association of Family Physicians Home Study Monogram to encourage the expansion of oral health preventive measures in Kansas. Topics include the role of fluoride varnish in preventing tooth decay; indications for the use of fluoride varnish; the importance of fluoride; the safety, history, advantages, and disadvantages of fluoride varnish; and fluoride-varnish products and protocols. A list of suggested equipment and materials and steps in applying fluoride varnish are included. A quick reference guide to fluoride varnish facts; online oral-health-training information; definitions for non-oral-health professionals; and a list of fact sheets, pamphlets, journal articles, and other publications are also provided.

Contact: United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, P.O. Box 1384, 100 East First, Hutchinson, KS 67504-1384, Telephone: (800) 369-7191 Secondary Telephone: (316) 662-8586 E-mail: healthfund@healthfund.org Web Site: http://www.healthfund.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental caries, Dental education, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Kansas, Oral health, Protocols, Reference materials, Resources for professionals

California Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) Program. [2005]. Protocols [for SIDS]. Gold River, CA: California Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Program, 9 files.

Annotation: This web resource provides information about protocols related to reporting information pertaining to a SIDS death, including coroner protocols, autopsy and death scene protocols, and public health nurse protocols. Downloadable documents to help coroners and medical examiners determine the mode, manner, and cause of death when an infant dies suddenly and unexpectedly are provided, along with downloadable forms and documents to help public health nurses adhere to protocols.

Contact: California Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Program, California Department of Health Services, CA Telephone: (415) 502-2825 Secondary Telephone: (800) 369-SIDS E-mail: casidsprogram@ucsf.edu Web Site: http://californiasids.cdph.ca.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Cause of death, Infant death, Protocols, SIDS

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.