The quality measures selected were length/weight, age appropriate anticipatory guidance
in all children, head circumference in children up to age 24 months, body mass index (BMI) beginning at two years, developmental screening using the ASQ at all visits beginning at age 2 months, autism screening using the M-CHAT in ages 17.
It has been suggested breastfeeding education should include appropriate anticipatory guidance
related to fathers managing feeling excluded when mothers are breastfeeding.
There is evidence that involving primary care providers in administering select preventive dental services such as application of fluoride varnish, caries risk assessment, anticipatory guidance
, and referral to a dental home are effective measures in preventing childhood caries.
The RN case manager is available for hour-long appointments for additional anticipatory guidance
and goal setting for patients who require more than health education to identify barriers for behavior change to optimize health.
The goal of an early first dental visit is to assess the risk for dental disease, initiate a preventive program, assess the need for supplemental fluoride, provide anticipatory guidance
, and decide on the periodicity of subsequent dental visits.
Information regarding HIV infection, testing, transmission, and implications of infection also should be regarded as an essential component of the anticipatory guidance
provided to all adolescents as part of health care.
Several of my clients have expressed gratitude because APRNs listen, express caring, and engage in anticipatory guidance
to help them manage their mental health needs over their lifespan.
7) Their progressive provision by health visitors to support women with moderate need should include a focus on mother-infant interaction, and perhaps modelling, identifying strengths in the mother's interactions with her baby, anticipatory guidance
, and encouraging play and taking the baby's lead.
In this project, Brazelton's (1992) Touchpoints approach served as the educational practice model for mentoring and strengthening parents' anticipatory guidance
during routine well-baby health care.