Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent Medicine Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 5 (AD5) Topics Include:   Manage ADHD, Common Motivations for Suicidality, Identify Anxiety Disorders, Effects of Environment on Health, Long-Acting Reversible Contraception, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
AD5
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
AD5A, AD5B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Define normal menstrual parameters in adolescents; Recognize common causes of abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescents; Identify the characteristics of an anovulatory menstrual cycle; . Perform an appropriate workup for abnormal uterine bleeding; Choose an appropriate treatment option for an adolescent with abnormal uterine bleeding.

Update on the Adolescent

Use diagnostic criteria to identify patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa; Maximize the value of cognitive behavioral therapy for patients with eating disorders; Optimize the use of family-based treatment for patients with eating disorders; Anticipate emotions that family members of individuals with borderline personality disorder may experience; Explain the benefits of the Family Connections program to family members of patients with borderline personality disorder.

Update on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Work with a child and family affected by a substance use disorder; Recognize and address comorbid psychopathologies in children with substance use disorders; Contrast the symptoms of ADHD in children with those in adults; Manage a child with ADHD; Address the side effects of stimulants used in children with ADHD.

Issues in Child and Adolescent Psychology

Recognize the sources of stress that affect children and adolescents; Identify children at increased risk for poor outcomes based on their Adverse Childhood Events score; Individualize coping strategies for anxious children and adolescents; Screen adolescents for substance use using tools such as the CRAFFT version 2.0 screening test; Implement brief counseling interventions and therapy for adolescents with substance use disorder.

Psychosocial Issues

Define common motivations for suicidality in children and teenagers; Identify risk factors for suicidal behavior in children and teenagers; Manage suicidality in different age groups; Recognize the benefits of exposure to nature in the pediatric population; List the medical conditions that may be improved or prevented by exposure to nature.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

List the 10 criteria evaluated in the Adverse Childhood Experiences study; Assess data on the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and health outcomes; Elaborate on the health effects of activation and overactivation of the fight-or-flight response; Provide family-based solutions to health problems in pediatric patients; Counsel families about the effects of environment on children's health.

Adolescent Medicine Review

Identify barriers to health care for adolescents; Screen for and appropriately treat sexually transmitted infections among the adolescent population; Counsel patients about prevention of sexually transmitted infections; Assess pubertal development using the Tanner stages; Recognize the signs and symptoms of precocious puberty and delayed puberty.

Menstrual Irregularities/Contraception

Determine the underlying causes of abnormal uterine bleeding; Evaluate patients for bleeding disorders and hormonal disturbances; Manage acute and chronic heavy uterine bleeding; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the various long-acting reversible contraception methods; Provide patients with effective options for long-acting reversible contraception.

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Identify anxiety disorders in children; Distinguish between dysphoria and anhedonia as an indicator of either anxiety or depression; Explain the phases of the trauma narrative; Choose the appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment for a child with an anxiety disorder; Manage common side effects associated with the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

Helping the Adolescent

Differentiate maladaptive from mindful ways of coping with stress; List effects of adverse childhood experiences and predictors of positive outcomes; Counsel parents about strategies to increase influence on their children; Improve psychiatric patient flow in the ED; Identify resources available to boarding patients in the ED.

Update on the Adolescent

Use diagnostic criteria to identify patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa; Maximize the value of cognitive behavioral therapy for patients with eating disorders; Optimize the use of family-based treatment for patients with eating disorders; Anticipate emotions that family members of individuals with borderline personality disorder may experience; Explain the benefits of the Family Connections program to family members of patients with borderline personality disorder.

Update on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Work with a child and family affected by a substance use disorder; Recognize and address comorbid psychopathologies in children with substance use disorders; Contrast the symptoms of ADHD in children with those in adults; Manage a child with ADHD; Address the side effects of stimulants used in children with ADHD.

Psychosocial Issues

Define common motivations for suicidality in children and teenagers; Identify risk factors for suicidal behavior in children and teenagers; Manage suicidality in different age groups; Recognize the benefits of exposure to nature in the pediatric population; List the medical conditions that may be improved or prevented by exposure to nature.

Adolescent Medicine Review

Identify barriers to health care for adolescents; Screen for and appropriately treat sexually transmitted infections among the adolescent population; Counsel patients about prevention of sexually transmitted infections; Assess pubertal development using the Tanner stages; Recognize the signs and symptoms of precocious puberty and delayed puberty.

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Identify anxiety disorders in children; Distinguish between dysphoria and anhedonia as an indicator of either anxiety or depression; Explain the phases of the trauma narrative; Choose the appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment for a child with an anxiety disorder; Manage common side effects associated with the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Define normal menstrual parameters in adolescents; Recognize common causes of abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescents; Identify the characteristics of an anovulatory menstrual cycle; . Perform an appropriate workup for abnormal uterine bleeding; Choose an appropriate treatment option for an adolescent with abnormal uterine bleeding.

Issues in Child and Adolescent Psychology

Recognize the sources of stress that affect children and adolescents; Identify children at increased risk for poor outcomes based on their Adverse Childhood Events score; Individualize coping strategies for anxious children and adolescents; Screen adolescents for substance use using tools such as the CRAFFT version 2.0 screening test; Implement brief counseling interventions and therapy for adolescents with substance use disorder.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

List the 10 criteria evaluated in the Adverse Childhood Experiences study; Assess data on the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and health outcomes; Elaborate on the health effects of activation and overactivation of the fight-or-flight response; Provide family-based solutions to health problems in pediatric patients; Counsel families about the effects of environment on children's health.

Menstrual Irregularities/Contraception

Determine the underlying causes of abnormal uterine bleeding; Evaluate patients for bleeding disorders and hormonal disturbances; Manage acute and chronic heavy uterine bleeding; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the various long-acting reversible contraception methods; Provide patients with effective options for long-acting reversible contraception.

Helping the Adolescent

Differentiate maladaptive from mindful ways of coping with stress; List effects of adverse childhood experiences and predictors of positive outcomes; Counsel parents about strategies to increase influence on their children; Improve psychiatric patient flow in the ED; Identify resources available to boarding patients in the ED.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Pediatrics, Family Practice, Psychology, and Psychiatry

If you have taken the current Adolescent Medicine CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon.  There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.