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 4 (AD4) Topics Include:  Self-Injurious Behaviors, Penile and Scrotal Conditions, Joint Pain, Child Development, Update in Pediatric Orthopedics, and more.

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

Full Course:
AD4
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
AD4A, AD4B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Self-Injurious Behaviors in Adolescents

Identify individuals engaged in indirect self-harm and intentional self-injury; Classify intentional self-injury; List comorbidities of intentional self-injury; Differentiate between intentional self-injury and a suicide attempt; Select appropriate treatment for an adolescent engaged in self-injurious behavior.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Joint Pain in Children

Perform a thorough history and physical examination in children with joint pain; Develop a differential diagnosis for joint pain in children; Order and interpret appropriate laboratory tests in the evaluation of joint pain; Diagnose and treat amplified pain syndromes in children; Differentiate between juvenile idiopathic arthritis, dermatomyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Genitourinary Topics

Recognize physiologic penile conditions in pediatric patients; Identify anatomic abnormalities that contraindicate circumcision in the newborn period; Differentiate between penile conditions requiring urgent or emergency care and those which can be observed or treated conservatively; List advantages for adolescents of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods; Choose an appropriate emergency contraceptive method for an obese teenager.

Update on Substance Abuse

Recognize the unique physiology and subsequent behavior characteristics of adolescents that influence vulnerability to substance use disorders; Identify the desired effects and adverse effects of popular substances of abuse; Use screening tools most likely to identify substance use in adolescents; List the active ingredients in various substances and evaluate their potential for addiction; Correlate signs and symptoms exhibited by patients with particular substances of abuse.

QUALIFIES FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Family Dynamics/Foster Care

Interpret and manage common behavior problems encountered in primary care pediatrics; Recognize and address family dynamics that affect childhood behaviors; Provide effective parent education and advice to assist families of children with behavioral problems; Recognize the effects of toxic stress on the mental and physical health of children in foster care; Address the physical and mental health care needs of children in foster care to mitigate their risk for long-term health problems.

Neuropsychological Implications of Homelessness in Urban Youth

Define homelessness and identify individuals who may be classified as homeless; Explain why homelessness may increase the risk for the development of psychopathology; Review the literature on unstable housing and academic and psychosocial challenges; Design a model to investigate the relationship between homelessness and neurodevelopmental outcomes; Consider the impact of homelessness on executive functioning, risky behavior, and education in homeless youths.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

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.

Child Development

List key developmental milestones for children; Recognize children with developmental delays and use appropriate screens for further assessment; Identify children with intellectual disability; Use diagnostic criteria for detecting attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder; Diagnose and coordinate treatment for cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, and fetal alcohol syndrome.

Penile and Scrotal Conditions in Children

Recognize physiologic penile conditions in pediatric patients; Identify anatomic abnormalities that contraindicate circumcision in the newborn period; Differentiate between penile conditions requiring urgent or emergency care and those which can be observed or treated conservatively; Diagnose epididymitis in the pediatric setting; Select appropriate candidates to undergo exploration for testicular pain.

Update in Pediatric Orthopedics

Perform clinical tests to determine the cause of acute and chronic knee pain; Differentiate between ankle sprain and ankle fracture based on history and physical examination; Evaluate a child who is limping by gathering a thorough history; Use the Kocher criteria to identify patients at high risk for septic arthritis; Diagnose and treat common injuries involving the hip, knee, ankle, and foot in children.

Self-Injurious Behaviors in Adolescents

Identify individuals engaged in indirect self-harm and intentional self-injury; Classify intentional self-injury; List comorbidities of intentional self-injury; Differentiate between intentional self-injury and a suicide attempt; Select appropriate treatment for an adolescent engaged in self-injurious behavior.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Genitourinary Topics

Recognize physiologic penile conditions in pediatric patients; Identify anatomic abnormalities that contraindicate circumcision in the newborn period; Differentiate between penile conditions requiring urgent or emergency care and those which can be observed or treated conservatively; List advantages for adolescents of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods; Choose an appropriate emergency contraceptive method for an obese teenager.

Family Dynamics/Foster Care

Interpret and manage common behavior problems encountered in primary care pediatrics; Recognize and address family dynamics that affect childhood behaviors; Provide effective parent education and advice to assist families of children with behavioral problems; Recognize the effects of toxic stress on the mental and physical health of children in foster care; Address the physical and mental health care needs of children in foster care to mitigate their risk for long-term health problems.

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.

Penile and Scrotal Conditions in Children

Recognize physiologic penile conditions in pediatric patients; Identify anatomic abnormalities that contraindicate circumcision in the newborn period; Differentiate between penile conditions requiring urgent or emergency care and those which can be observed or treated conservatively; Diagnose epididymitis in the pediatric setting; Select appropriate candidates to undergo exploration for testicular pain.

Joint Pain in Children

Perform a thorough history and physical examination in children with joint pain; Develop a differential diagnosis for joint pain in children; Order and interpret appropriate laboratory tests in the evaluation of joint pain; Diagnose and treat amplified pain syndromes in children; Differentiate between juvenile idiopathic arthritis, dermatomyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Update on Substance Abuse

Recognize the unique physiology and subsequent behavior characteristics of adolescents that influence vulnerability to substance use disorders; Identify the desired effects and adverse effects of popular substances of abuse; Use screening tools most likely to identify substance use in adolescents; List the active ingredients in various substances and evaluate their potential for addiction; Correlate signs and symptoms exhibited by patients with particular substances of abuse.

QUALIFIES FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Neuropsychological Implications of Homelessness in Urban Youth

Define homelessness and identify individuals who may be classified as homeless; Explain why homelessness may increase the risk for the development of psychopathology; Review the literature on unstable housing and academic and psychosocial challenges; Design a model to investigate the relationship between homelessness and neurodevelopmental outcomes; Consider the impact of homelessness on executive functioning, risky behavior, and education in homeless youths.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Child Development

List key developmental milestones for children; Recognize children with developmental delays and use appropriate screens for further assessment; Identify children with intellectual disability; Use diagnostic criteria for detecting attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder; Diagnose and coordinate treatment for cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, and fetal alcohol syndrome.

Update in Pediatric Orthopedics

Perform clinical tests to determine the cause of acute and chronic knee pain; Differentiate between ankle sprain and ankle fracture based on history and physical examination; Evaluate a child who is limping by gathering a thorough history; Use the Kocher criteria to identify patients at high risk for septic arthritis; Diagnose and treat common injuries involving the hip, knee, ankle, and foot in children.

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.