Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

  • Health Supervision Objective

    Rationale

    Health supervision includes assessment of growth and development, prevention of disease by immunization, prevention of injury by education, screening for treatable conditions and promotion of a healthy environment and a healthy lifestyle. A physician uses anticipatory guidance to explain to parents, older children and adolescents the changes that will occur in an individual's behaviors, exposures and risks as growth and development proceed.

    Objectives

    • Outline the content of a health supervision visit.
    • Discuss the factors used to determine frequency of health supervision.
    • Demonstrate the ability to provide anticipatory guidance for the following:
      • Growth and development from infancy through adolescence
      • Behavior of infants, toddlers, school age children and adolescents
      • Nutrition in the first year of life
      • Immunizations from birth through adolescence
      • Injury prevention