P34 Assessment & management of adolescents and young adults in primary care
This hands-on programme is ideal for school nurses who see 11-18 year old patients presenting with minor illness. Assessment, diagnosis and management of a variety of common ailments will be considered within an age appropriate context.
Who should attend?
Primary Care Nurses
Aims / objectives
- By the end of the 3-day workshop you will:
- Discuss anatomical and physiological development in individuals 11-18 years of age.
- Apply the above when taking a history and conducting a systematic physical examination.
- Have the ability to assess and identify various common conditions that this age group present with in PHC.
- Be able to review appropriate additional diagnostics required for accurate patient assessment
- Discuss and apply appropriate patient management, including referral requirements for safe practice
- Anatomical and physiological considerations in 11-18 year olds.
- Developmentally appropriate history taking and physical examination including basic techniques.
- ENT Assessment/practice
- Common ENT presentations: diagnosis and management
- Respiratory examination/practice
- Acute respiratory conditions: diagnosis and management
- Acute ophthalmological conditions- red flags and conjunctivitis
- Abdominal examination/practice
- Acute abdominal presentations covering diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, UTI, ectopic pregnancy and more
- Skin conditions including examination principles, eczemas, psoriasis, infestations, bacterial, viral and fungal infections
- Review of clinical skills/further practice and evaluation