- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated a handful of entries in its “Periodicity Schedule.”
- These 2019 recommendations are a consensus between the AAP and the Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule Workgroup.
- They are intended for healthy children with competent parents and typical development.
Why this matters
- The most recent version can always be found here .
- The Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 4th edition, guidelines and pocket edition are available here .
- A footnote on BP has been updated to say that BP screening should follow the AAP’s "Clinical Practice Guideline for Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents."
- It adds that BP measurement should be performed in children under age 3 years with specific risk conditions.
- Anemia has been updated with a footnote referring clinicians to the “Iron Chapter” of the AAP Pediatric Nutrition: Policy of the American Academy of Pediatrics; clinicians should assess risk and screen as per these recommendations.
- The lead-related update is to a footnote that now reads, “For children at risk of lead exposure, see ‘ Prevention of Childhood Lead Toxicity ’ and ‘ Low Level Lead Exposure Harms Children : A Renewed Call for Primary Prevention’.”
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