Nursing: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Nurses Play a Role in Patient-Centered Care

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About the Course


Audience: The intended audience for this course is nurses who would like to expand their knowledge of ADHD and/or interact with people who have ADHD.

Course Overview: This course will provide a description of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and associated symptoms, as well as symptom management that includes behavioral and pharmacologic treatment modalities.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD and explain the importance of obtaining a thorough history in formulating a diagnosis.
  • Describe four ways in which ADHD affects patients with ADHD and those around them.
  • Identify three behavioral approaches to managing ADHD and explain the importance of a patient-centered approach to behavior management.
  • Describe the pharmacologic treatment of ADHD.

About the Author

Ken Stanton, RN, PhD

Dr. Stanton is a staff nurse in the behavioral health services department at Alta Bates-Summit Medical Center in Berkeley, California.

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