The completely updated and revised Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit, 2nd Edition is designed to accompany and support Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th Edition, the national standard for health supervision care. This second edition provides health care professionals with an organized compilation of current forms and materials that relate to preventive health supervision and health screening for infants, children, and adolescents. The new online platform allows easy access to the most current tools. Health care professionals can use or adapt these materials to meet the needs of their practices and ensure they are following the recommendations presented in the Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition when delivering care to patients and their families.
Pediatric health care professionals who participated in quality improvement projects using Bright Futures measures found that the toolkit's previsit questionnaires, visit documentation forms, and parent/patient educational handouts to be the Core Tools most commonly used in their practices. Bright Futures Guidelines is flexible in practice; health care professionals determine what works best in their practice environments, office systems, and patient populations.