Oral contraceptive uses in Adolescent Health Care

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $10 for NAPNAP Members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $20.

Oral contraceptives have been a mainstay in adolescent reproductive management for many years. While many providers are knowledgeable in this therapeutic management for birth control and dysfunctional uterine bleeding, there are many more indications of use. This presentation will offer broader considerations for the common birth control and DUB decision making, as well as review the use of OC in premenstrual conditions, ovarian dysgenesis, Turner's syndrome and Acne.

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 1.0 is pharmacology content.

If you had attended 2022 virtual symposium and earned CE for this session, this course will be a duplicate.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

Learn the use of oral contraceptive use in reproductive management in adolescent patients. 
Describe the role of oral contraceptives in the management of dysfunctional uterine bleeding, premenstrual conditions, ovarian dysgenesis, Turner’s syndrome and acne.

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Christine Nelson-Tuttle, DNS, APRN, PNP-BC

Dr. Chris Nelson-Tuttle received her BS in Nursing and Biology from SUNY Brockport, her MS as a Pediatric CNS/PNP from University of Rochester and her Doctorate of Nursing Science from University of Buffalo. She has been a practicing PNP since 1990 in the areas of emergency/urgent care and adolescent medicine. She has authored research manuscripts and numerous book chapters on pediatric topics including being the pediatric section editor of the “Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice”. She has taught numerous students from undergraduate to doctoral in pediatrics, genetics and research methods.

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