Adolescent Medicine - On Demand

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 7-H (AD7-H) Topics Include:  Psychostimulant Medicine for ADHD, Treating Functional Constipation, SBIRT Tool for Substance Abuse, Risks for Chronic Migraine, and more.

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Course Topics

Vaccine Hesitancy/Contraception

Elaborate on reasons why parents are hesitant about vaccination for their children; Optimize the use of motivational interviewing techniques to guide conversations with parents who are hesitant about vaccination for their children; Compare the efficacy of options for contraception; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of long-acting contraceptives for adolescent girls; Provide adolescent girls with effective options for emergency contraception.

ADHD/Teens and Social Media

Diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescent boys and girls; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of psychostimulant medication in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Provide patients with options for dietary, alternative, and complementary therapy for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Recognize ways in which use of electronic media affects health and development in adolescent boys and girls; Guide families in creating individualized plans for healthy use of media.

Substance Abuse Screening/Opioid Addiction

Employ the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment (SBIRT) tool to screen pediatric patients for substance use; Talk to adolescents about substance use using positive reinforcement techniques; Perform brief interventions appropriate for adolescents who occasionally misuse substances as well as those with severe substance use disorder; Discuss the physiology of and risk factors for addiction in adolescent patients; Counsel patients on the use of methadone, buprenorphine, and naloxone to treat opioid addiction.

Menstrual Disorders /Motivational Interviewing

Identify girls who require evaluation for delayed menarche; Treat abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescent girls; Decide which patients with heavy menstrual bleeding should be tested for a bleeding disorder; Recognize the signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescent girls; Apply the principles of motivational interviewing with adolescent patients.

Depression and Anxiety/Bites and Zoonotic Infections

Assess adolescent boys and girls for depression and anxiety using common screening tests and diagnostic criteria; Provide patients with effective options for nonpharmacologic treatment of depression and anxiety; Select patients most likely to benefit from medication for depression and anxiety; Identify the common and uncommon organisms associated with bites from animals and humans; Optimize the use of antibiotic prophylaxis and antibiotic treatment in patients with animal bites.

Cerebral Palsy /Childhood and Adolescent Migraine

Develop strategies for prenatal prevention of cerebral palsy; Assess and treat movement disorders in patients with cerebral palsy; Educate patients about single-event multilevel surgery for orthopedic conditions associated with cerebral palsy; Identify factors that increase risk for progression to chronic migraine; Optimize therapies for the prevention of migraine in children and adolescents.

Update on Bipolar Disorder

Treat a patient on lithium; Summarize the findings of the BALANCE trial; Recognize the manic and depressive symptoms associated with juvenile BPD; Screen for common psychiatric comorbidities associated with juvenile BPD; Consider an appropriate treatment strategy for a youth with BPD.


Pediatric Nephrology

Accurately diagnose primary and secondary hypertension in children; Make appropriate use of 24-hr blood pressure monitoring; Identify 4 tests that cover ?85% of the differential diagnosis in pediatric hypertension; Rule out transient and orthostatic proteinuria before initiating a more extensive proteinuria workup; Diagnose and treat nephrotic syndrome.

Constipation/Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

List the common presentations of and diagnostic criteria for functional constipation; Describe the physiology of normal defecation; Treat children with functional constipation; Differentiate nonalcoholic fatty liver disease from other causes of elevated transaminases in children; Counsel families on reversing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease through weight loss.

Anxiety and Depression/Body Modification

Recognize the presenting symptoms of anxiety and depression in pediatric patients; Use screening tools to identify anxiety and depression in pediatric patients; Outline an initial treatment plan for pediatric patients with anxiety and depression; Explain the responsibilities of patients and parents when an adolescent is considering a body modification procedure; Recognize and treat complications of body modification.