Tool Kit for Teen Care

New Tool Kit for Teen Care Available

An updated, more comprehensive edition of ACOG's Tool Kit for Teen Care is now available to assist clinicians and health care providers in caring for adolescent patients. Developed by the ACOG Committee on Adolescent Health Care, the kit is designed to help clinicians incorporate adolescent primary and preventive health care into their practices and to provide the necessary resources. The Tool Kit for Teen Care contains resources for an adolescent-friendly office and adolescent assessment, as well as CPT coding information and educational materials on health care for girls. Among the new materials is a parent questionnaire, in addition to an adolescent visit questionnaire, and a new vaccine administration record for the clinicians use. Educational materials include six ACOG Patient Education Pamphlets and 36 fact sheets - 27 for teens and 9 for parents - covering a wide range of topics from birth control to eating disorders and Internet safety. Nine of the teen fact sheets are new and focus on topics such as body art, safe driving, HPV, and cosmetic surgery and go into more detail on issues such as substance abuse, menstruation, and PMS.

The Tool Kit for Teen Care, Second Edition is available for purchase through the ACOG bookstore -  http://sales.acog.org/Tool-Kit-for-Teen-Care-Second-Edition-P348.aspx

The Tool Kit for Teen Care is also available online

Contact:

Caitlin Phelps, MA
Director of Gynecology
cphelps@acog.org

Lyndona Charles
Special Assistant, Gynecology and Ethics
lcharles@acog.org