Pediatrics: ADHD Part 2
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.
- SCREENING FOR RELATED DISORDERS
- Learning disorders
- Psychiatric disorders
- LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
- Custody and guardianship of the child
- Disclosure and reporting of abuse
- Legal accountability of actions
- TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT
- Role of school nurses in school-age children with ADHD
- Child abuse and ADHD in children
- The outcomes of child abuse
- ADHD, parenting and risk of abuse
- Observed link between ADHD and abuse
- Behavioral management
- Medication management
- Special considerations during medication management
- Other special circumstances with medication management
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There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.
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