Green M, Palfrey JS, eds. 2000. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents (2nd ed.). Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 338 pp., 1 CD-ROM.
Annotation: These Bright Futures guidelines provide health professionals and families with practical information, effective preventive techniques, and health promotion materials. They are designed to be adapted to meet regional priorities, take advantage of community resources, and help health professionals organize their practices to meet their patient needs. The guidelines begin with a brief description of the Bright Futures program and an introduction to health supervision. Individual chapters focus on infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. Each chapter covers age-specific information about the preparation families can do before a health visit, strengths and issues of the age group, and developmental charts. Appendices include (1) the Bright Futures periodicity schedule, (2) medical history, (3) recommended immunization schedule, (4) hearing screening, (5) vision screening, (6) iron-deficiency anemia screening, (7) screening for elevated blood lead levels, (8) hyperlipidemia screening, (9) hypertension screening, (10) tooth eruption chart, (11) sexual maturity ratings, (12) sexually transmitted disease prevention and screening, (13) safe, quality child care, (14) a bibliography, and (15) a list of participants in the first edition of these guidelines. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available for loan. Document Number: BF0902-001; ISBN 1-57285-058-2.
Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Bright Futures, CD-ROMs, Child health, Children, Community programs, Families, Guidelines, Health supervision, Infant health, Infants, Injury prevention, Patient care, Prevention services, Preventive health services, Psychosocial development, Regional factors