P25 Minor illness in adolescents
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?
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Urgent Care Nurses
Walk in Centre Nurses
Allied Health Professionals.
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
- Anatomical and physiological considerations in adolescents.
- Developmentally appropriate history taking and physical examination techniques.
- 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