In the know: Treating patients with ADHD

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, November 16, 2009

Treatments for ADHD include medication management and behavioral treatment. Structuring a patient's environment and being consistent in your approach can be helpful. Here are some hints to use when working with children with ADHD:

  • Provide a schedule and routine in their day. Post the schedule where it can be readily seen.
  • Organize their belongings. Have a place for everything and keep everything in its place.
  • Write down important items that you want them to remember.
  • Provide consistent rules that they can understand and follow. When rules are followed are followed, give rewards, like praise, hugs, or high fives.

For more tips, check out HCPro's book, Stressed Out About Difficult Patients.

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