ADHD 300: Beyond the Basics

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour 0.5 Pharmacology Hours 1.0 Psychopharmacology 0.5 controlled substance. This continuing education activity is offered free to NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is $10. The purpose of this presentation is to have a case-based discussion to increase primary care provider (PCP) confidence in caring for children with ADHD symptoms who have other co-morbidities and those who do not have successful clinical response to first medication use. Included in the discussion are the diagnostic criteria for ADHD, anxiety, autism and explosive anger disorder; the guidelines for screening and diagnosis; and discussion of the pharmacologic therapies that reduce core symptoms of the conditions. The presenter will address controversies in prescribing and the realities of clinical primary care management.

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hours, of which 0.5 is pharmacology content/1.0 Psychopharmacology content/0.5 Controlled Substance content.

IMPORTANT: This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. You must be logged in using your NAPNAP Username and Password to be recognized as a Member of NAPNAP. If you are a current member of NAPNAP, and you are being asked to purchase this activity at the Non-Member rate, please contact the NAPNAP National Office at (877) 662-7627 to request assistance prior to entering any payment information. 

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This presentation was supported by an education grant from Supernus.

Copyright 2020 © by National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).

Keywords: ADHD, psychopharmacology, anxiety, depression

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  1. Integrate knowledge of the psychopharmacology of medications used for ADHD, anxiety and depression into their primary care patient management plans
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of these agents in primary care patients
  3. Identify warning signs of significant medication- related side effects
  4. Incorporate patient and family teaching strategies to improve psychopharmacologic treatment
Course summary
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Dawn Garzon Maaks, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, University of Portland School of Nursing

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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