Adolescent job aid
What is the Adolescent job aid?
It is a handy desk reference.
Who is the Adolescent job aid intended for?
It is intended for health workers who provide primary care services (including promotive, preventive and curative health services) to adolescents. These health workers include doctors, midwives, nurses and clinical ofﬁcers. The Adolescent job aid takes into account the fact that in most settings health workers provide health services to children and adults in addition to adolescents.
What is the purpose of the Adolescent job aid?
Its purpose is to enable health workers to respond to adolescents more effectively and with greater sensitivity. To do this, it provides precise and step-wise guidance on how to deal with adolescents when they present with a problem or concern regarding their health and development.
What does the Adolescent job aid contain?
It contains guidance on commonly occurring adolescent-speciﬁc prob-lems or concerns that have not been addressed in existing World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines (e.g. delayed menarche). It also contains guidance on some problems and concerns that are not adolescent speciﬁc but occur commonly in adolescents (e.g. sexually transmitted infections) and highlights special considerations in dealing with these conditions in adolescents.
How does the Adolescent job aid relate to other WHO guidelines?
It is consistent with and complementary to other key WHO guidelines including:
• Integrated management of adolescent and adult illness
• Integrated management of pregnancy and childbirth
• Decision-making tool for family planning clients and providers