Adolescent Prevention Visits: Building on Adolescents' Strengths
Early adolescence is a time of great physical and emotional transition and growth. An early adolescent assessment has been recommended for over ten years but remains underutilized. This important milestone assessment is not only an opportunity to assess immunization needs, but also a time to reinforce positive behaviors and to screen for and address problems. Adolescent behaviors, visit content, tips, tools, and resources are discussed.
Purpose/Goal: To develop nurses skills and knowledge regarding early adolescence and the well child needs of this age group.
1. Explain the rationale for the early adolescent visit.
2. Recognize positive behaviors to be reinforced in encounters with early teens and their parents.
3. Define roles for nurses in promoting adolescent health and the early adolescent visit.
4. Identify key components of the early adolescent visit.
Nancy Rudner Lugo, DrPH, MSN, ARNP is a family nurse practitioner who has taught pediatric and adolescent health in nurse practitioner curriculum (University of Maryland). She serves as a Nurse Consultant on adolescent health issues, increasing access to preventive care. She has written extensively on adolescent health. She is a Member of PIPPAH-ANA task force, worked on the adolescent immunization information sheet.
The planners and author of this CNE activity have disclosed no financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.
Contact Hours: 1.37
Expiration Date: 12/31/2012
Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00