Infant and Child Health Clinical Recommendations & Guidelines

35 Total

Acute Otitis Externa - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on acute otitis externa.

ADHD in Children and Adolescents - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents.

Allergic Rhinitis

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on allergic rhinitis.

Antibiotics for Otitis Media - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don't routinely prescribe antibiotics for otitis media in children aged 2-12 years.

Bronchiolitis - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the American Academy of Family Physician's endorsement of guidelines for the diagnosis and management of bronchiolitis.

Child Maltreatment Prevention

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on child maltreatment.

Congenital Hypothyroidism - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on congenital hypothyroidism in newborns.

Dental Caries - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on dental caries.

Diabetes - Clinical Practice Guidelines

View AAFP-endorsed guidelines for oral pharmacologic management of type 2 diabetes in adults.

Group B Strep - Clinical Practice Guideline

View clinical practice guideline for prevention of group B streptococcal disease in newborns (AAFP Affirmation of Value).

Hearing - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on screening for hearing loss.

Hearing Loss, Deafness, and the Hard-of-Hearing

Learn about AAFP's policy regarding hearing loss, deafness, and hard-of-hearing status.

Hoarseness - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the evidence-based clinical practice guideline on hoarseness (dysphonia) developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and endorsed by the AAFP.

Hypertension in Children and Adolescents - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the American Academy of Family Physician's endorsement of guidelines for high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

Illicit Drug Use - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on illicit drug use.

Immunizations - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on immunizations.

Influenza Vaccines

Read current clinical recommendations for influenza immunizations from the AAFP.

Lead Poisoning - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on lead poisoning.

Lipid Disorders - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendations on lipid disorders.

Neonatal Circumcision

Read AAFP's policy on Neonatal Circumcision.

Neural Tube Defects - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on neural tube defects.

Newborn Gonococcal Infection - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on gonococcal infection in neonates.

Obesity - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendations on obesity.

Obesity and Overweight

Read the AAFP's recommendations for the family physician's role in counseling overweight and obese patients.

Osteoporosis Screening to Prevent Fractures

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on osteoporosis screening to prevent fractures.

Otitis Media - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing and managing acute otitis media, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and endorsed by the AAFP.

Physical Activity in Children

Read the AAFP's recommendation on physical activity in children.

Rh (D) Incompatibility - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on Rh (D) incompatibility.

Skin Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendations on skin cancer.

Speech and Language Delay - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on screening for speech and language delay.

Thyroid Cancer Screening - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on screening for thyroid cancer.

Thyroid Dysfunction Screening - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on screening for thyroid dysfunction.

Tonsillectomy - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP-endorsed Clinical Practice Guideline for Tonsillectomy in Children.

Visual Difficulties and Impairment - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on visual impairment.

Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) for First Febrile Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Do not perform voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) routinely in first febrile urinary tract infection (UTI) in children aged 2-24 months.