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Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents, 4th Edition [eBook]

Editors: Joseph F. Hagan, Jr, MD, FAAP, Judith S. Shaw, EdD, MPH, RN, FAAP; and Paula M. Duncan, MD, FAAP

Price: $74.95
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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.

What’s in the Bright Futures Guidelines, Fourth Edition?

Twelve health promotion themes addressing

  •  lifelong health for families and communities  NEW
  •  family support
  •  health for children and youth with special health care needs  NEW
  •  healthy development
  •  mental health
  •  healthy weight
  •  healthy nutrition
  •  physical activity
  •  oral health
  •  healthy adolescent development
  •  healthy and safe use of social media  NEW
  •  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

  • 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.
  • Incorporates more evidence-driven recommendations.
  • 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
  • Includes 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.

ISBN Paperback:  978-1-61002-022-0

ISBN eBook: 978-1-61002-023-7 


  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-023-7
  • Product Code: BF0043
  • Publication Date: February 15, 2017
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 868
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Availability: In Stock


Joseph F. Hagan Jr. MD, FAAP

Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., MD, FAAP is Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at The Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and UVM Children’s Hospital.  He is Co-Editor of The Bright Futures Guidelines, Third & Fourth Editions, the standard of preventive care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Dr. Hagan served as American Academy of Pediatrics-Vermont Chapter Vice-President and President. He chaired the Academy’s national Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, the Task Force on Terrorism, and the AAP Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Workgroup.

His commitment to the care of vulnerable children led Dr. Hagan to Chair the Citizen’s Advisory Board for the Vermont Department for Children and Families. He consults for the Commissioner on complex child protection cases and is consulting physician at the UVM Children’s Hospital ChildSafe Clinic. He practices and teaches primary care pediatrics in Burlington, Vermont. 


Judith S. Shaw, EdD, MPH, RN, FAAP

Judith S. Shaw, EdD, MPH, RN, FAAP is a research associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.


Paula M. Duncan, MD, FAAP

Paula M. Duncan, MD, FAAP was a professor of pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.


American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes essential clinical and practice management titles and award-winning books for parents.

4-Star Review

"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 it's emphasis on providing for patients, families, and communities, this book will be a welcome addition to any collection."

Katherine M Messing, MD, North Suburban Pediatrics

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Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents, 4th Edition [eBook]

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