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  • ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace for Florida Nurses


Effective Teaching: A Prime for Nurse Educators

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

2 CE Contact Hours

Quick Overview

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) begins in childhood and can continue through adolescence into adulthood.  A child with ADHD finds it hard to focus, to sit in one place, to pay attention and may exhibit an inability to be quiet and patient.  A regular child will often feel unattended, have extra pent up energy and by nature, be impulsive.  In a child with ADHD these are magnified times 10.  This neurodevelopmental disorder is much more common than people assumed in the past.  Research is still being conducted to determine the causes of ADHD; its interactions with genetics, environment, the pregnant mother’s consumption of alcohol or smoking prior to birth, neglect, low birthweight, exposure to toxic substances – the list is as lengthy as you might imagine.  This course will examine these symptoms, possible sources of causation and what methods are currently being used to deal with this diagnosis.  There is no single test that fits all individuals diagnosed with ADHD; some may require medication, others mental health intervention; etc.


Target Audience: 

Nurses, health care professionals, and interested individuals


The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of ADHD including the extent of ADHD in the United States, the signs and symptoms of the disorder, potential causes and risk factors, diagnostic issues to consider, and traditional as well as integrative treatment options for ADHD.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the extent of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States.
  2. Discuss the signs and symptoms of ADHD.
  3. Identify the potential causes and risk factors for ADHD.
  4. Explain the issues related to diagnosing ADHD.
  5. Describe the treatment options for ADHD, including pharmacological, psychotherapy, and education.
  6. Discuss integrative therapies for ADHD.

Completion Requirements

In order to receive full contact-hour credit for this CE activity, participants must:

  1. Be registered for this activity,
  2. Review the course material,
  3. Complete the course post-test and obtain a grade of 70% or higher,
  4. Complete and submit the course evaluation survey.
  5. Other requirements for some of the courses may also include participation discussion boards, practice exercises, practice questions, etc.

Conflict of Interest (or lack thereof) for Planners, Authors and Presenters.

A conflict of interest exists if any individual/entity that is in a position to influence the content, design, or implementation of the CNE activity is ALSO in a position to benefit financially from the success of a CE activity.

The planners, authors and presenters of this CNE activity have disclosed no conflict of interest including no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this CNE activity.

Commercial/Sponsor Support.

There is no commercial company or sponsor support for this CE activity.

Non-Endorsement of Products.

The CE provider approval status refers only to continuing nursing education activities and does not imply that there is a real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company referred to in this activity nor of any company subsidizing costs related to the activity.

Off-Label Product Use.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Course Approvals:

Nursing Board Approvals National Healthcare Institute (NHI) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Florida and District of Columbia Board of Nursing. All CE courses offer by National Healthcare Institute follow the standards recommended by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for this type of educational activities.

Florida Board of Nursing

Registered Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurse

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Registered Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurse

Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Nurse Midwife

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Georgia Board of Nursing

Registered Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurse

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