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

As a family nurse practitioner you are working in a rural health clinic. You are evaluating a 16-year-old adolescent patient who comes in 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.

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

What are some initial areas for concern? What screening tools can help lead you closer to your diagnosis?

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

Be sure to address the following in your plan of care: pharmacological and non-pharmacological (OTC) interventions, labs, follow-up, teaching, and referral/s.

Your work should integrate course resources (text/s) as well as a minimum of two (2) other 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