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 6H (AD6H) Topics Include:  Marijuana and the Adolescent, Assessment of Eating Disorders in Adolescents, Supplements Used by Young Athletes, Manage Heavy Uterine Bleeding in a Teenager, Treatment/Evaluation of Chronic Pelvic Pain, and more.

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Course Topics

Issues in Child and Adolescent Development

Identify children who are at high risk for elopement; Equip parents with resources that can help them prevent elopement of their children; Facilitate coordination between families, communities, educators, and emergency services to ensure safe recovery of children who have eloped; Recognize behaviors associated with pathologic gaming or video game addiction; Create a rehabilitation plan for children with video game addiction.


Differentiate characteristics of traditional combustible cigarettes from those of electronic cigarettes; Identify various electronic nicotine delivery systems and their components; Compare types of cannabinoids and forms of marijuana; Recognize risk factors and signs of cannabis use disorder; Inform patients about medical and recreational marijuana laws.


Chronic Joint Pain/Evaluation of Limp

Evaluate laboratory findings to determine the cause of chronic joint pain in children; Recognize history and physical findings associated with various causes of chronic joint pain in children; Optimize the treatment of children with joint pain; Identify fractures and other conditions that cause limping in children and adolescent boys and girls; Select appropriate laboratory testing and imaging modalities for children who present with a limp.

Childhood Depression/Marijuana Use

Identify the diagnostic criteria for depressive disorders in children; Recognize the clinical presentation of depression in each pediatric age group; Optimize treatment in children with major depressive disorder; Explain the position of the American Academy of Pediatrics on the use of medical marijuana in children; Use age-appropriate strategies to help children understand the health risks associated with marijuana use.

Herbal Medicine/Nutritional Supplements

Describe the adverse effects of commonly used herbs and supplements; Perform evidence-based assessments of the efficacy of many herbs and supplements; List the nutritional supplements most commonly used by young athletes to improve performance; Advise against the use of supplements that are unlikely to improve athletic performance or that may cause harm; Recommend appropriate nutritional supplements for patients with underlying medical conditions.

Zika Virus Infection/Pelvic Pain

List the structural and nonstructural findings associated with in utero exposure to the Zika virus; Assess an infant with potential in utero exposure to the Zika virus; Define chronic pelvic pain; Describe the steps in evaluating patients with chronic pelvic pain; Treat adolescent girls with chronic pelvic pain.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Eating Disorders

Differentiate among types of eating disorders based on the presenting symptoms; Identify common medical and psychological factors in patients with eating disorders; Perform a biopsychosocial evaluation in patients suspected of having an eating disorder; Create a comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment plan for patients with eating disorders; Implement validated medical and psychological treatments in patients with eating disorders.

Syncope/Cardiac Problems

Distinguish cardiac causes of syncope from other etiologies; Perform appropriate testing to determine the origin of syncope; List critical components of screening for potential causes of sudden cardiac death; Recognize cardiac conditions that can result in sudden death in young athletes; Assess the effectiveness of preparticipation sports examination in young athletes.

Developmental Screening/Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Integrate the findings of developmental screening tools with clinical observations and parental concerns; Use a parent-centered approach when discussing potential developmental issues in children; Recognize risk factors associated with overweight and obesity in children; Start pharmacologic treatment in pediatric patients with obesity; Choose the optimal time to refer adolescent patients for bariatric surgery.

Adolescent Gynecology/Mental Health

Diagnose abnormal uterine bleeding; Manage a teenage patient with heavy uterine bleeding; Recognize indications for pelvic examination or hospitalization in adolescents with abnormal uterine bleeding; Distinguish between premenstrual dysphoric disorder and premenstrual exacerbation; Guide a patient who is using crisis survival skills to manage premenstrual dysphoric disorder or premenstrual exacerbation.