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P25 Minor illness in adolescents

Course summary

This interactive programme is ideal for primary care practitioners who frequently see adolescents who present with minor ailments. Assessment, diagnosis and management of a variety of illnesses will be considered within an age appropriate context

Who should attend?

School Nurses
Practice Nurses
Nurse Practitioners
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Paediatric Nurses
Urgent Care Nurses
Walk in Centre Nurses
Allied Health Professionals.

Important notes

All course material, 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

  • Review anatomical and physiological development in individuals 11-18 years of age.
  • Apply the above when taking a history and conducting a physical examination.
  • Have the ability to assess and identify various common conditions that adolescents present with in PHC.
  • Be able to review appropriate additional diagnostics required for accurate patient assessment
  • Be able to discuss patient management, including referral requirements for safe practice

Course programme

  • Introductions
  • Anatomical and physiological considerations in adolescents.
  • Developmentally appropriate history taking and physical examination techniques.
  • Headache
  • The red or painful eye
  • Ear problems such as hearing loss and ear infection
  • Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract presentations to include painful sinuses, sore throat, cough, bronchitis and asthma
  • Skin conditions including examination principles, eczemas, psoriasis, infestations, bacterial, viral and fungal infections
  • Acute abdominal pain covering diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, ectopic pregnancy and more
  • Gynae overview covering vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, and the basics of emergency contraception
  • Mental health-depression, assessment and management essentials

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