Working with adolescents is an exciting and challenging opportunity for nurses. An understanding of the basic concepts of adolescent health provides a framework for effective care for adolescents. This continuing education course includes a review of pubertal growth and maturation as well as normal psychosocial development of the adolescent. This framework forms the basis for understanding the importance of adolescent nutrition. The course concludes with guidelines for effective communication, with a focus on reducing risk through enhancing resiliency.
The goal of this educational program is to provide nurses in acute care with information about adolescents.
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 2.00 hours of continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Chapter 1: Pubertal Growth and Maturation
Features of Puberty
Sequence of Puberty
Section 3: Chapter 2: Psychological Development
Early Adolescence (11 to 14 years)
Middle Adolescence (15 to 17 years)
Young Adult (18 to 21 years)
Section 4: Chapter 3: Nutrition During Adolescence
Body Mass Index
Anorexia and Bulimia
Nutrition for Athletes
Section 5: Chapter 4: Risk and Resiliency
Section 6: Chapter 5: Communication
Section 7: Chapter 6: Taking a Social History
The Office Visit
Section 8: Conclusion
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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