Adolescent Health: PCOS and the Importance of Early Detection, Diagnosis, Treatment and Interventions

1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour of which 0.25 contain pharmacology content. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $12.50 for NAPNAP Members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $25. This course is an archived presentation from NAPNAP's 2023 National Conference and is offered free with a coupon for conference attendees until 12/31/23. 

Evidence-based research shows that polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is under-recognized, under-diagnosed and females have experienced delay in implementation of interventions and treatment(s). This session will explore and give you the underpinning of knowledge, the confidence and tools for early recognition, and strategies to develop a plan of care for adolescent female patients that facilitates physical and mental health maintenance.  This is an exciting and fun learning session full of information that is great for new and experienced NPs.

Please note that this program is a recording from a live and virtual session from NAPNAP 2023 national conference in Orlando, Fla. If you earned CE for this session, this course will be a duplicate.

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as an agency providing continuing education credit. individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post tests will be awarded 1.25 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners contact hours.

Keywords: adolescent, PCOS, fertility, gynecology, female sexual health 

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.

Learning Objectives

  • Define what Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is.
  • Describe the signs and symptoms  an adolescent female presenting with PCOS and the complications of PCOS.
  • Recognize the prevalence of PCOS and increase the awareness and knowledge foundation for diagnosis.
  • Implement PCOS interventions and treatments early.
  • Identify the interventions and treatments crucial to promoting health and preventing complications.
  • Recognize what PCOS means for an adolescent female’s long-term health and the importance of early diagnosis, interventions and treatments.
Course summary
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Danielle Stratton, DNP, APRN, PPCNP-BC


Available Credit

  • 1.25 Contact hours


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