Nursing: ADHD: Etiology and Management for Healthcare Professionals
17.95
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About the Course

Now more than ever, it is important that healthcare professionals be prepared to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) throughout the lifespan. ADHD is no longer seen as a childhood disorder, and it is likely that many adults affected by ADHD are undiagnosed. This intermediate-level course has been developed to educate healthcare professionals, such as nurses, social workers, counselors, psychologists, and marriage and family therapists, and to bring clarity and a deeper understanding to the research, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD in individuals of all ages and various life stages. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss the historical evolution into modern-day perspectives and understanding of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Describe the etiology of ADHD.
  • Review the common symptoms of ADHD in children and adults.
  • Explain treatment strategies for ADHD.

About the Authors:
Roberta Waite, EdD, APRN, CNS-BC, FAAN

Roberta Waite, EdD, APRN, CNS-BC, FAAN, is a tenured associate professor and serves as the assistant dean of academic integration and evaluation of community programs at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Widener University (BSN) and the University of Pennsylvania (MSN). She also earned a doctorate in higher education administration-leadership from Widener University and completed a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship (T32) at the Center for Health Disparities Research at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2011, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation awarded Dr. Waite with the title of Macy’s Faculty Scholar. Her clinical scholarly work focuses on help-seeking behaviors and treatment engagement, with particular interest in depression, adult ADHD, and trauma and adversity among diverse populations.

Meghan S. Leahy, MS, NCC

Meghan S. Leahy, MS, NCC, is a certified counselor and the founder and director of Leahy Learning in Wynnewood, PA. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University (BA) and Villanova University (MS). Her clinical work focuses on problem-solving and success strategies with a particular interest in education, counseling, learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. Ms. Leahy helps clients and their families to understand these experiences, their effects inside and outside of the classroom, and the implementation of successful strategies as both modes of prevention and response. Ms. Leahy has worked as a clinical associate in the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She also provides consultation and training to schools, universities, and corporations and has spoken on a variety of topics in education and mental health in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Patricia O. Quinn, MD

Patricia O. Quinn, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in the Washington, DC, area. A graduate of the Georgetown University Medical School, she specializes in child development and psychopharmacology. Dr. Quinn has worked for more than 30 years in the areas of ADD (ADHD) and learning disabilities. She gives workshops nationwide and has appeared on several network television shows discussing the issue of girls and women with ADD, along with authoring several books on the topic of ADHD. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award for her outstanding service to the field of ADHD.

About the Reviewers:
Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN

Dr. Avillion is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and published healthcare education author. She is the owner of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business devoted to helping nurses maintain competency and enhance their professional growth and development. Dr. Avillion earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MS from Penn State University, along with a BSN from Bloomsburg University. She has served in various nursing roles over her career in both leadership roles and as a bedside clinical nurse. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development.

Mary C. Ross, PhD, RN

Dr. Ross is an experienced nursing clinician and educator.  She has clinical expertise in mental health nursing and various medical-surgical areas. Dr. Ross has had numerous research grants, and multiple publications and presentations.  In addition to a BSN and MSN, she has a doctorate in nursing.

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ADHD: Etiology and Management for Healthcare Professionals - N47687

17.95
About the Course

Now more than ever, it is important that healthcare professionals be prepared to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) throughout the lifespan. ADHD is no longer seen as a childhood disorder, and it is likely that many adults affected by ADHD are undiagnosed. This intermediate-level course has been developed to educate healthcare professionals, such as nurses, social workers, counselors, psychologists, and marriage and family therapists, and to bring clarity and a deeper understanding to the research, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD in individuals of all ages and various life stages. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss the historical evolution into modern-day perspectives and understanding of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Describe the etiology of ADHD.
  • Review the common symptoms of ADHD in children and adults.
  • Explain treatment strategies for ADHD.

About the Authors:
Roberta Waite, EdD, APRN, CNS-BC, FAAN

Roberta Waite, EdD, APRN, CNS-BC, FAAN, is a tenured associate professor and serves as the assistant dean of academic integration and evaluation of community programs at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Widener University (BSN) and the University of Pennsylvania (MSN). She also earned a doctorate in higher education administration-leadership from Widener University and completed a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship (T32) at the Center for Health Disparities Research at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2011, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation awarded Dr. Waite with the title of Macy’s Faculty Scholar. Her clinical scholarly work focuses on help-seeking behaviors and treatment engagement, with particular interest in depression, adult ADHD, and trauma and adversity among diverse populations.

Meghan S. Leahy, MS, NCC

Meghan S. Leahy, MS, NCC, is a certified counselor and the founder and director of Leahy Learning in Wynnewood, PA. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University (BA) and Villanova University (MS). Her clinical work focuses on problem-solving and success strategies with a particular interest in education, counseling, learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. Ms. Leahy helps clients and their families to understand these experiences, their effects inside and outside of the classroom, and the implementation of successful strategies as both modes of prevention and response. Ms. Leahy has worked as a clinical associate in the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She also provides consultation and training to schools, universities, and corporations and has spoken on a variety of topics in education and mental health in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Patricia O. Quinn, MD

Patricia O. Quinn, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in the Washington, DC, area. A graduate of the Georgetown University Medical School, she specializes in child development and psychopharmacology. Dr. Quinn has worked for more than 30 years in the areas of ADD (ADHD) and learning disabilities. She gives workshops nationwide and has appeared on several network television shows discussing the issue of girls and women with ADD, along with authoring several books on the topic of ADHD. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award for her outstanding service to the field of ADHD.

About the Reviewers:
Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN

Dr. Avillion is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and published healthcare education author. She is the owner of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business devoted to helping nurses maintain competency and enhance their professional growth and development. Dr. Avillion earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MS from Penn State University, along with a BSN from Bloomsburg University. She has served in various nursing roles over her career in both leadership roles and as a bedside clinical nurse. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development.

Mary C. Ross, PhD, RN

Dr. Ross is an experienced nursing clinician and educator.  She has clinical expertise in mental health nursing and various medical-surgical areas. Dr. Ross has had numerous research grants, and multiple publications and presentations.  In addition to a BSN and MSN, she has a doctorate in nursing.