Myths and Truths of Medication Use in Children

Description

When it comes to medication, the smallest patients often need the most consideration. Drugs behave differently in infants and children than they do in adults—medications may not be absorbed, distributed, metabolized, or eliminated in the same way. Reducing the dosage of a medication doesn’t typically meet a child’s needs, and alternative dosing forms can lead to inaccurate dosing. Using a case-based approach, national experts explore the distinct medication needs of pediatric patients.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss current common pediatric conditions and treatment options.
  2. List key considerations when modifying dosages for pediatric patients.
  3. List examples of medication adverse events that are unique to children.
  4. Identify pediatric conditions that can be treated with prescription and nonprescription medications and those that warrant referral.
  5. Identify key questions and information in assessing pediatric drug information questions.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss current common pediatric conditions and treatment options.
  2. List key considerations when modifying dosages for pediatric patients.
  3. List examples of medication adverse events that are unique to children.
  4. Identify pediatric conditions that can be treated with prescription and nonprescription medications and those that warrant referral.
  5. Identify key questions and information in assessing pediatric drug information questions.
 
 
 
Speakers:
Hanna
Hanna Phan, PharmD, FCCP, FPPAG
Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head
The University of Arizona
 
Jill
Jill Morgan, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Department Chair
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services, Community-Based Pharmacy Residencies
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Friday, March 22
Time: 
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: 
Washington State Convention Center - Room 608-609
CEUs Pharmacist: .15
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .15
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based