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P34 Assessment & management of adolescents and young adults in primary care

Course summary

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?

School Nurses
Primary Care Nurses
Practice Nurses

Important notes

All equipment, evaluations and certificate of attendance provided.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
3 day(s) 21 hour(s) POA

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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

Course programme

  • Introductions
  • 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

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