Pediatric Updates: Acute Care Rx: Infections, Sedation, and More
From Staph to snakebites, this targeted module covers common topics such as antibiotics, sedation, and analgesia—plus a variety of unique topics to keep you informed:
Antibiotics: antimicrobials for staph infections, dosing guidelines for vancomycin, and outcomes of early transition from parenteral to enteral antibiotics for complicated infections.
Sedation & Analgesia: pharmacogenetics of codeine use in sickle cell disease, perioperative pain management after spinal surgery, and dexmedetomidine for procedural sedation.
And More: anticoagulation, antidotes/toxicology, medication interactions with anti-epileptics, antihypertensives for pulmonary hypertension, and new snake antivenoms.
For CPNPs, NPs or those familiar with pediatric pharmacology. Appropriate for APRNs.Are you a CPN? This advanced practice module is unable to be used for Certified Pediatric Nurse (RN) recertification. View Content Outline
7.5 contact hours accredited by NAPNAP of which 7.5 contains pharmacology (Rx) content (0 related to psychopharmacology) (1.5 related to controlled substances).
Answers are due 150 days from order process date.
What references are included?
12 online PDF articles or web resources (included/provided) to support answering all 37 questions.
The following reference used in this module is also used in our Pharmacology 2019 Current Concepts module: Molloy L. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A pharmacotherapy primer. J Pediatr Health Care. 2017;331(2):246-256.
Q. A child with a prosthetic heart valve has a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infection. In addition to vancomycin, which of the following adjunct medications are administered during the first two (2) weeks of therapy? SELECT TWO (2) A. clindamycin (Cleocin) B. dexamethasone C. gentamicin D. methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) E. rifampin (Rifadin)