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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: ADHD in Children

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Course Overview

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: ADHD in Children
Morgan Curry

Author: Elizabeth Miller Walters

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can lead to negative outcomes for children, their families, and communities if left untreated. Untreated ADHD in children has the potential to lead to long-term academic underachievement (14). It is vital for nurses and health care providers to recognize the signs and symptoms of ADHD in children, so they are able to reach their full potential.  

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. Epidemiology 
  3. Diagnosing and Treating ADHD in Children 
  4. Case Study 
  5. Conclusion 
  6. References

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss ADHD in children. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of ADHD in children, including the prevalence of ADHD in children, the median age of diagnosis and negative sequelae of undiagnosed ADHD.  
  2. Recognize the most common signs and symptoms of ADHD in children. 
  3. Describe the diagnostic process for ADHD in children. 
  4. Describe the most common treatments for ADHD in children.  

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: May 21, 2021

Course Expires on: May 21, 2024

Course Offering: #70