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As a family nurse practitioner you are working in a rural health clinic. You are evaluating a 16-year-old adolescent patient who comes complaining of having a difficulty concentrating in school. On exam you also note that the patient is very thin and frail in appearance and is asking you for diet pills. Explain the following questions in a 2 page Word document:

1. What are some initial areas for concern?

2. What screening tools can help lead you closer to your diagnosis?

3. Describe 1 health promotion strategy you can discuss with the patient.

4. Make a plan of care that addresses the following: possible pharmacological and non-pharmacological (OTC) interventions, labs, follow-up, teaching, and referrals.

Support your work with a minimum of two (2) evidence-based guidelines and/or articles published within 3-5 years.

Reference:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Youth risk behavior surveillance system (YRBSS). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/index.htm

 

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