About Course #N1918
Release Date: April 2, 2018
Expiration Date: March 31, 2021
5 Contact hours | 2 Pharmacology hours Over time, the understanding and perceptions of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have changed dramatically as a result of advances in medical technology and recent increases in medical knowledge. This course walks clinicians through that evolution, providing them with a comprehensive history as well as the latest available research. This course provides nurses with information regarding the initial conceptualizations of ADHD and its historical underpinnings, including populations involved. The etiology of ADHD and its genetic, biological, and environmental factors are also explored and discussed.
This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, course #N1814 - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Throughout the Life Span: Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment, 3rd Edition.
About the Author(s)
Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS, FAAN, ANEF, is a tenured Professor, Doctoral Nursing Department and has a secondary appointment as a Professor in the Health Systems and Science Research Department at Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions and Assistant Dean of Academic Integration and Evaluation of Community Programs at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Eleventh Street Family Health Services of Drexel University.
Meghan S. Leahy, MS, NCC, BCC, is a certified counselor, a board certified life, career, and leadership coach, and an accomplished educational innovator. As the founder and principal of Leahy Learning in Wynnewood, PA, her clinical work and research spans education, counseling, learning disabilities, coaching, mentoring, ADHD, and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Ms. Leahy specializes in problem-solving and success strategies, focusing on the impact of learning processes on people throughout the life span.
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