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  • Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Psychiatric Technician
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Antoinette Towle, EdD, MSN, APRN
Peer Reviewer(s): Jean Ivey, PhD, ARNP, PNP-PC, FAANP
Item#: N1955
Contents: 1 Course Book (52 pages)
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Mental Health Assessment of the Pediatric Patient, 2nd Edition

Price $22.95
Item # N1955
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: October 3, 2018

Expiration Date: October 31, 2021

This course provides learners with an overview of common pediatric mental health issues, including descriptions of the signs and symptoms for particular conditions, indicators of a psychiatric emergency, and appropriate treatment interventions for each case presented. Early diagnosis and intervention can critically affect positive outcomes of pediatric mental health disorders, making the accurate and comprehensive assessment of the pediatric patient’s mental health a crucial component of each pediatric examination.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the key components of a holistic pediatric mental health assessment.
  • Discuss mental disorders found within the pediatric population.
  • Identify psychiatric emergencies in children and adolescents.

Antoinette Towle, EdD, MSN, APRN, is an associate professor at Southern Connecticut State University Department of Nursing. She has been an American Nurses Credentialing Center board-certified pediatric and school health nurse practitioner since 1999, working for over 20 years with children and adolescents in a wide variety of community settings. Dr. Towle has extensive expertise working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties and in school-based health. She is currently teaching nursing to both undergraduate and graduate nursing students at Southern Connecticut State University.

Jean Ivey, PhD, ARNP, PNP-PC, FAANP, retired as an associate professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013 and currently works part-time with pediatric home health clients. She taught pediatric nursing at the bachelor of science and master of science in nursing levels and authored funded grants that developed acute and combined acute and primary care pediatric nurse practitioner tracks for master of science in nursing students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She worked with patients in a psychiatric/mental health facility on a child/adolescent unit. Dr. Ivey also had a faculty practice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s parent-child clinic. She was a member of a research study about chronic illness in children and helped begin a support group for the families of chronically ill children.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.