Pediatrics: ADHD Part 1
Nurses, depending on their role and training, may or may not have primary responsibility to diagnose ADHD; however, they contribute to the formulation of a diagnosis and plan of care through observation and interaction with children, parents and teachers and rely upon expert knowledge to use the right screening tool and methods identify behaviors and social challenges associated with ADHD.
The purpose of this course is to prepare nurses to have knowledge of pediatric ADHD, methods of diagnosing associated disorders and behavioral outcomes, and to participate in interprofessional collaborative treatment that involves the patient and their family.
- Definition of terms
- TYPES OF ADHD
- Predominantly inattentive type of ADHD
- Predominantly hyperactive/impulsive type of ADHD
- Combined type of ADHD
- PRESENTATION OF ADHD
- Patient history
- Physical examination
- DIAGNOSIS OF ADHD
- Interviewing patients, teachers and parents
- Psychosometric testing
- Educational testing
- Additional tests
- Conners’ parent and teacher rating scale
- Nadeau/Quinn/Littman ADHD self-rating scale for girls
- IQ testing
- Brain wave testing
- Laboratory testing
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